Classic Empire Odds to Win the Kentucky Derby Following Arkansas Derby Win

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Classic Empire has won the 2017 Arkansas Derby as the favorite at 8/5 odds. Classic Empire was listed with early 8-1 odds of winning the 2017 Kentucky Derby.


This horse had been suffering through a foot abscess while finishing third in his last race prior to the injury.

“I’ve never once counted him out,” trainer Mark Casse said heading into this race. “I know a lot of people have. I feel that ability-wise, he is the most talented horse out there right now.”

He had previously won the Breeders' Futurity Stakes and Breeders' Cup Juvenile.  Classic Empire was also named the American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse of 2016.

He is perhaps best known as the sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Here are all your early odds to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby:

Always Dreaming 9/2

Irish War Cry 6/1

Tapwrit 7/1

Classic Empire 8/1

Gunnevera 8/1

Irap 8/1

Mc Craken 8/1

Malagacy 17/2

Practical Joke 11/1

Thunder Snow 12/1

Uncontested 15/1

Gormley 16/1

J Boys Echo 16/1

One Liner 16/1

Mo Town 18/1

Battalion Runner 20/1

Girvin 20/1

Royal Mo 20/1

Epicharis 25/1

Battle of Midway 40/1

Cloud Computing 40/1

Hence 40/1

Iliad 40/1

Lookin At Lee 40/1

No Dozing 40/1

Reach the World 40/1

Untrapped 45/1

Local Hero 50/1

State of Honor 50/1

Takaful 50/1

Master Plan 55/1

Conquest Mo Money 60/1

Dangerfield 60/1

Fast and Accurate 60/1

Hot Sean 60/1

Patch 60/1

Petrov 60/1

Sonneteer 60/1

Term Of Art 60/1

Wild Shot 60/1

- Mary Montgomery,

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