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Also, for US bettors looking to bet on the Kentucky Derby online with Bitcoin and/or credit card there are a few key points to note as a result one, choose from online racebooks that give you a signup bonus. Please note that the Twinspires racebook does not accept Bitcoin, unlike MyBookie.ag and Bovada.lv. If you are going to bet on the Kentucky Derby you might as well get paid for it. Secondly, do your research on the horses racing. Just because the name sounds very clever, does not a winning horse it make.

The 144th annual Road to the Roses, Kentucky Derby 2018, is just around the corner on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This is why there is no time better than now to go over what we believe to be the best sites online to bet on the Kentucky Derby. In the coming weeks we will all be privy to the 144th annual running of the Kentucky Oaks & Derby for 2018, also known as the first leg of the triple crown.

Basically if you want to bet on Kentucky Derby online you have come to the right site. As many of you know the current Kentucky Derby betting odds on favorite going into the big race is Ride On Curlin who is sitting at 12-1 betting odds. If that name sounds familiar to you then here is why. Ride On Curlin is the offspring of 2007 Preakness Stakes winner, Curlin.

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Teeth of the Dog 30/1 – You know what they say about the hair of the dog when you wake up with a bad hangover, but sometimes you just need the teeth to help you get through the day. Teeth of the Dog is currently sitting at 30/1 betting odds to win the Kentucky Derby, first jewel of the Tripe Crown. Next up we have Danza coming in at 25/1 betting lines to finish first in the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Danza is almost like I’ll Have Another of the Kentucky Derby. Not really a quick starter, but known to finish strong as we all saw.

Next up we like Tapiture at 20/1 online betting Kentucky Derby odds, furthermore, Tapiture comes to us from the same camp as Bodemeister but is a little older and has shown great maturity as of late. Look for Tapiture to place amongst the top 3 in this year’s first leg of the Triple Crown and if you are still looking for a racebook to handle your Kentucky Derby online betting picks and predictions then might we suggest you check out the Bovada online sports betting site with exclusive racebook bonuses and promotions to help you get in on the racing action today.

Updated 2018 Kentucky Derby Official Betting Odds

Below is a list of complete 2018 Kentucky Derby official betting odds for online wagering for Saturday’s 144th Kentucky Derby race and the remaining legs of the Triple Crown.

  • Bolt D’oro +400
  • Mckinzie +650
  • Good Magic +650
  • Bravazo +950
  • Principe Guilherme +1000
  • Saxon Warrior +1000
  • Solomini +1100
  • Avery Island +1200
  • Beautiful Shot +1200
  • Instilled Regard +1200
  • Mourinho +1200
  • Untamed Domain +1200
  • Enticed +1500
  • Flameaway +1500
  • Septimius Severus +1800
  • Audible +1850
  • Snapper Sinclair +1850
  • Analyze It +2500
  • Catholic Boy +2500
  • Givemeaminit +2500
  • Mendelssohn +2500
  • My Boy Jack +2500

Also when you review the above wagering lines for the 144th race and note that the above odds will change. Rather, daily leading up to the big race hence the reason why you should visit KDOB early and often.

April 26, 2018 by : Posted in 2018 5 Comments

Victor Espinoza To Ride Bolt d’Oro at Kentucky Derby

Bolt d’ Oro was considered the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby when the Derby qualifications began.  However, a couple of second place finishes have dropped him in the rankings a little bit. Can Victor Espinoza change Kentucky Derby online betting odds for Bolt?

A couple of weeks ago, there were reports that jockey Javier Castellano, who rode Bolt d’Oro in his last two races.  Was going to leave the thoroughbred to ride Todd Pletcher’s Florida Derby winner, Audible.

On Monday, owner and trainer Mark Ruiz confirmed. Castellano was indeed going to ride Audible at the Kentucky Derby, but also revealed he found a capable replacement to ride Bolt d’Oro.

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Ruiz told reporters that Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, who has three Kentucky Derby wins and was also the jockey that guided American Pharoah to the first Triple Crown since 1978, will take over from Castellano and ride Bolt d’Oro at the Kentucky Derby.

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In his first practice run, Bolt d’Oro completed seven furlongs in 1:24.20, which drew some praise from Espinoza.

“Bolt felt great,” said Espinoza, who’s seeking his fourth Kentucky Derby victory. “It was pretty awesome. It was exactly what I expected. We wanted 1:24 so the clock in my head is still working. That was what Mick wanted me to do.

“We started at a decent pace all the way to the lane when I encouraged him a bit, and a little past the wire I slowed him down somewhat. I didn’t want to take the last turn too quick, so it was perfect…I know we’re in good shape and I’m getting excited as the race gets closer.”

With Espinoza working with Bolt d’Oro, don’t be surprised to see his odds to win the Kentucky Derby improve thanks to the experience of the Hall of Fame jockey.

April 25, 2018 by : Posted in betting No Comments

Quip To Skip Kentucky Derby Focus On Preakness

On Monday, trainer Rodolphe Brisset confirmed that Tampa Bay Derby winner Quip, will skip the Kentucky Derby this season to focus on Preakness Stakes online betting. Quip, who gained 90 points during qualification, recently finished second to Magnum Moon and was considered one of the longshots capable of winning the Kentucky Derby. Brisset also noted that Quip was fine physically and hadn’t suffered any injuries. He just felt the three-week turnaround for the Derby might be too much for the horse to handle.

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“I talked to the ownership last week about the way he came out of the race and he came out fine and sound,” Brisset said. “But I feel like the three weeks is going to be asking too much. Of course I want I want to run in the Kentucky Derby but I have to think about the horse first. To run in the Derby just to run is not the thing to do.”

“We have a horse who could definitely win a grade 1 down the line but that three-week time frame is just too short. He’s going to need a bit more time. So he’s going to be pointed to the Preakness.”

With Quip out and Gronkowski suffering a minor setback, Steve Asmussen-trained Combatant is all but guaranteed a spot in the Kentucky Derby.

“I think it’s just matter of how he’s doing next week,” said David Fiske, manager of Winchell Thoroughbreds regarding Combatant’s Derby status. “He’s doing fine and he’s won over the track. If not for a nose and a head, he would have been second in the Arkansas Derby and everyone would be going ‘Oh he’s a contender for the exotics.’ And a nose and a head isn’t much. So if you’re someone who likes Solomini, you have to like Combatant.”

April 23, 2018 by : Posted in 2018 No Comments

My Boy Jack Qualifies for 2018 Kentucky Derby

Keith Desormeaux is over the moon happy that My Boy Jack has qualified for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Below we will review current Kentucky Derby 2018 betting odds.

My Boy Jack qualified for the 2018 Kentucky Derby this past weekend. This was thanks to a come from behind victory in the Stonestreet Lexington Stakes. The win gave MBJ 20 points, which brought his accumulated total to 52.  This was enough to earn him one of the 20 spots at the Kentucky Derby.

After the race, trainer Keith Desormeaux was pleased with the result because he not only has a horse in the Kentucky Derby, it will be his third consecutive year with a starter at the Derby.

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“Unbelievable. Everyone knows we came here to get points, and he got the job done today,” said Kirk Godby, whose Don’t Tell My Wife Stables co-owns My Boy Jack with Sol Kumin’s Monomoy Stables.

“We’re just thrilled. When I saw Kent bring him out down the backstretch and we were within six or seven lengths, I felt pretty good about it. I was just hoping he had the gas to get home in the short stretch.”

Jockey Kent Desormeaux was also very impressed with My Boy Jack’s performance.

“He was very, very comfortable in his stride, and that was pretty much a repeat of his last start,” Desormeaux said of My Boy Jack. “Fortunately, I didn’t grab a hot dog at the quarter pole, and that made the difference.”

“He ate up everything last night and this morning he is very bright and acting like he didn’t even run,” said Julie Clark, assistant to trainer Keith Desormeaux. “He was a little tired after shipping here Wednesday, but now he is a happy horse.”

They will ship My Boy Jack to Churchill Downs this weekend to give him some extra time at the track.

“We have a filly (Not Now Carolyn) coming in for the Doubledogdare on Friday,” Clark said. “Even if she didn’t come, I’d like to stay here a few more days and let him chill out.”

April 21, 2018 by : Posted in bettingodds No Comments

Magnum Moon Impresses In Final Kentucky Derby Prep Race

AThe field for the 2018 Kentucky Derby online betting favorites has finally been set.  Magnum Moon having won the Arkansas Derby set himself up as a potential betting favorites to win the Derby.

Magnum moon, trained by Todd Pletcher didn’t race as a two-year-old.  Rather, Magnum Moon has won all four races he has been entered in.   With the 100 Kentucky Derby-qualifying points earned on Saturday, tops the leaderboard with 150.

This Kentucky Derby betting favorite will be trying to become the fourth winner of the Rebel and Arkansas Derby to win the Kentucky Derby. This has been achieved by Sunny’s Halo (1983), Smarty Jones (2004) and American Pharoah (2015).

“It’s very difficult to do what he’s done since Jan. 13, break his maiden, to now be 4 for 4 and win the Rebel and Arkansas Derby and be a Grade 1 winner in his fourth start,” Pletcher said Saturday night. “It’s a real tribute to the horse’s talent.”

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Pletcher said he plans to fly Magnum Moon to Kentucky on April 23, which will give the horse eight days to get used to the track.

In addition to Magnum Moon, Pletcher has three other horses in the top five in qualifying. Florida Derby winner Audible is third (110 points).  Louisiana Derby winner Noble Indy is fourth (110).  Wood Memorial winner Vino Rosso is fifth (107).

“It would be hard to imagine that we could have a much better last month, but we’re just very fortunate and thankful and hope they can continue to train well and stay healthy through the Derby,” Pletcher said.

Also, Pletcher won his first Kentucky Derby as a trainer with Super Saver in 2010. He won his second in 2017 with Always Dreaming. He will be win it for the third time and second year in a row this year.

April 19, 2018 by : Posted in favorites No Comments

New Kentucky Derby 144 Betting Line

Are you looking for the latest Kentucky Derby betting odds? Welcome to KDOB, your home ofr the new Kentucky Derby 144 betting line and latest line movements ahead of the 144th Kentucky Derby.

The qualification races for the Kentucky Derby, which means we have less than three weeks until the Run for the Roses. After some impressive performances this past weekend, there are some changes in the latest odds, as well as a few new contenders.

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  • 1. Justify (5-2)
  • Even though he was idle this past weekend, Justify retained the best odds to win the Kentucky Derby thanks to his impressive win over Bolt d’Oro at the Santa Anita Derby. Now that the Kentucky Derby qualification is over, expect Justify to retain the top spot.

  • 2. Magnum Moon (5-1)
  • Magnum Moon vaulted to second on the list thanks to his impressive win at the Arkansas Derby this weekend, and he is likely to stay there unless he gets injured before the Derby or doesn’t look good in the practice runs leading to the Derby.

  • T3. Mendelssohn (7-1)
  • Mendelssohn dropped one spot this week due to Magnum Moon’s performance over the weekend, but he is still one of the top contenders in the field because of his impressive performance in the Dubai World Cup.

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  • T3. Good Magic (7-1)
  • Good Magic’s win at the Blue Grass Stakes brought him back into the top five, and even though he didn’t race this weekend, he vaulted up a spot this week in betting odds.

  • T5. Audible, Bolt d’Oro (8-1)
  • In any other year, Audible would have been the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, winning four of his five starts. However, since there are a couple of undefeated horses in the field this year, his success seems to be overlooked.

    Bolt d’Oro remains in the same position he was last week and it likely won’t change before the Kentucky Derby unless an injury occurs or doesn’t perform well in the practice runs before the Derby.

    April 17, 2018 by : Posted in 2018 No Comments

    Castellano To Ride Audible At Kentucky Derby

    Breaking news for Kentucky Derby bettors looking to wager on Audible this coming Kentucky Derby. When it comes to winning the Derby, having the right jockey is as important as having the right horse. This week, Todd Pletcher just improved the odds of his horse Audible winning the Kentucky Derby. Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano announced that he would be riding Audible at the Kentucky Derby this year.

    “I feel like I need to be with Todd,” Castellano told DRF.

    With Castellano announcing his intention to ride Audible, it means Bolt d’ Oro is without a jockey. Bolt d’ Oro finished second to Justify at the Santa Anita Derby.

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    However, Mick Ruis, who owns and trains Bolt d’Oro, already had a backup plan if Castellano decided to leave, and is said to be focused on landing Victor Espinoza, who is considered to be an upgrade considering the fact that Castellano has no Kentucky Derby wins, while Espinoza has won the Derby three times, has won seven Triple Crown races, and won the Triple Crown while riding American Pharoah in 2015.

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    The only problem with Ruis’ plan will be convincing Espinoza to join his team. At 45-years-old, Espinoza was the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown, and since he achieved the feat in 2015, he hasn’t been as active as he was in his younger years.

    Having a horse like Bolt d’Oro might help convince him to give the Triple Crown one more crack, but it won’t be easy, especially since he has a great relationship with Bob Baffert and might not want to team up with another trainer.

    However, if Ruis can convince Espinoza to ride Bolt d’Oro at the Kentucky Derby, it will make the horse the favorite to win the Derby because it is hard to bet against Espinoza at the Kentucky Derby when he has one of the best horses in the field.

    April 14, 2018 by : Posted in 2018 No Comments

    Winners and Losers On the Kentucky Derby Trail

    With only a few races left until the Kentucky Derby, this past weekend provided a chance for some horses to solidify their position in the Derby.  For the horses on the outside a chance to prove they belong in the field. This field of 20 will participate at the Kentucky Derby. Today we will cover the winners and losers on the Kentucky Derby trail on the road to Churchill Downs.

    Some of the horses were able to improve their stock, while others failed to do so, which is why we decided to make a list of the winners and losers from this past weekend.

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    Justify: The Bob Baffert trained horse has been moving up in recent weeks, but it officially became a legitimate contender this weekend after defeating Bolt d’Oro in the Santa Anita Derby, in a race that wasn’t close.

    The knock against Justify had been that he had not been in a high stakes race, but he eliminated all the concerns with the win over Bolt d’Oro, who had been considered the best horse in the field since last year.

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    Good Magic: Good Magic became a contender after defeating Bolt d’Oro at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, and he solidified his position with an impressive win at the G2 Blue Grass Stakes, winning by over one and a half lengths.

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    Bolt d’Oro: Even though his second place finish at the Santa Anita Derby was a respectable finish, Bolt d’Oro’s recent performance dropped him. Now to one of the horses with a good chance to win the Kentucky Derby.

    Restoring Hope: A Baffert trained horse that hasn’t lived up to its expectations . This is very rare, but Restoring Hope managed to do just that. The horse has only one win in four races. He finished third to Vino Rosso at the Wood Memorial this past weekend.

    At this late stage, Baffert is probably better off keeping him out of the Derby. This is because he hasn’t looked very good in qualifying and will probably struggle if he is in the race.

    April 12, 2018 by : Posted in props No Comments

    Kentucky Oaks And Derby Betting

    The Kentucky Derby is now less than four weeks away but first is the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. When it comes to Kentucky Oaks and Derby betting the wagering odds are always misleading. Similar to during the entire qualification process, the odds for the Derby have changed once again with a few new horses emerging as contenders thanks to their performances over the weekend.

    Here are the latest Kentucky Derby Wagering Odds

    1. Justify (3-1)

    After defeating Bolt d’Oro at the Santa Anita Derby, Justify became the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Now that he is done with qualification, Justify won’t be entered in any more races before the Kentucky Derby, which means he will likely have the best odds to win unless he suffers an injury before the race.

    2. Mendelssohn (5-1)

    Mendelssohn takes the second spot this week thanks to his impressive performance in the Dubai World Cup and Bolt d’Oro’s second place finish on Saturday. Even though there are still some doubts about his ability to win the Kentucky Derby, the horse has lived up to expectations so far, and a lot of horse racing fans believe there is good value in his wagering odds.

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    3. Audible (7-1)

    Audible dropped a spot a week after winning the Florida Derby heading into the Kentucky Oaks and Derby betting 2018. Despite the drop, his odds to win the Kentucky Derby improved this week, and with the big wins he had during the qualification process, he also is a good value at his current odds.

    4. Magnum Moon (8-1)

    After another weekend in which he didn’t race, Magnum Moon remains in fourth place with improved odds to win the Kentucky Derby. If he performs well at the Arkansas Derby this week, expect to see his odds improve again next week.

    5. Good Magic, Bolt d’Oro (9-1)

    Good Magic remained in fifth position this week despite his win at the Blue Grass Stakes, while Bolt d’Oro dropped down to fifth after losing to Justify over the weekend. With neither horse having any more races until the Kentucky Derby, don’t expect their odds to change too much.

    April 10, 2018 by : Posted in 2018 No Comments

    Shakeup In Latest Kentucky Derby Media Poll

    As we draw one week closer to the first leg of 2018 the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby media poll has undergone a few changes, and another contender has emerged from the pack. Last week, Runaway Ghost went from being unranked to 19th in the Kentucky Derby media poll. This week Mendelssohn was the big mover, jumping from 15th last week to 3rd.

    Bolt d’Oro maintained his spot at the top of the 2018 poll. Audible moved up from third to second due to an injury to McKinzie, who has been ruled out of the Kentucky Derby.

    Magnum Moon remained in the fourth spot, while Justify dropped two spots into fifth.

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    Horse (1st-place votes) Points Previous

    1. Bolt d’Oro (14) 500 1
    2. Audible (3) 463 6
    3. Mendelssohn (5) 436 15
    4. Magnum Moon 423 4
    5. Justify (2) 400 3
    6. Good Magic 389 5
    7. Solomini (1) 348 7
    8. Noble Indy 314 9
    9. Enticed 307 10
    10. McKinzie (1) 270 2

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    Mendelssohn rising in the rankings means the media are starting to come around when it comes to European based horses, who are often overlooked because they haven’t done well at the Derby in the past.

    The fact that Mendelssohn won the Dubai World Cup also helped boost his rankings.

    “Despite the historical irrelevance of the UAE Derby on the Kentucky Derby, It is impossible to shade Mendelssohn’s rousing performance Saturday,” Paulick Report editor Scott Jagow said.

    “He’s already won on three continents and three different surfaces, with his drilling of the competition in Dubai coming over dirt. A half-brother to Beholder, one of the great champions of recent memory, the sky appears to be the limit for son of Scat Daddy.

    April 5, 2018 by : Posted in 144 No Comments