Kentucky Derby Betting Over The Internet

Happy New Year! With a new year comes new hope and new Kentucky Derby hopefuls. Before we look towards the 2013 Kentucky Derby, let’s take a moment to review the history of the Kentucky Derby. The history of the Kentucky Derby spans 139 years all the way back to the first running of the Derby back in 1875. The first ever Kentucky Derby winner was Aristides. From 1875-1896, the Kentucky Derby’s track was a full mile and half course. From 1887 until present, the course has been trimmed down to a mile and a half.

Kentucky Derby Betting Over The Internet

The biggest long shot to ever win the Kentucky Derby was Donerail in 1913. This horse was a 91 to 1 long shot and the horse came across the finish line half a length ahead of the betting favorite. Just imagine what that winning ticket would have paid! More recently in 2009, Mine That Bird came in as a 50 to 1 long shot to upset a field of seasoned thoroughbreds.

One of the traditions of the Kentucky Derby is to present the winner with a wreath of roses. This is why some people may refer to the Kentucky Derby as the Run for the Roses. The Kentucky Derby is one of the longest annually held sporting events in the entire world and that is why it is important to remember the history of the Kentucky Derby when you are getting ready for your Kentucky Derby betting over the Internet for the 2013 Triple Crown. The Derby is the most prestigious event in horse racing only being rivaled by the Breeders Cup. If you are going to bet on the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, you should get an account to bet on horses at

January 1, 2013 by : Posted in history No Comments

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