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2011 Kentucky Derby
2011 Kentucky Derby Odds
The jockey who once rode Kentucky Derby 2nd place finisher Nehro has been found dead in his vehicle parked near the Churchill Downs stables.
The 2011 Kentucky Derby brought in a record $165.2 million in wagers, and that is not including bets taken online.
All-sources wagering on the Kentucky Derby card was $165.2 million, the third-highest in Derby history and an increase of 1.5 percent over the prior year's $162.7 million. All-sources handle on the Derby race itself was $112.0 million, flat with 2010's $112.7 million. Churchill Downs returned $135.3 million to bettors, which amounts to 81.9 percent of total wagering on the Derby Day race card.
The 2011 Kentucky Derby contenders based on the odds of even to +2000 or 20/1 included:
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The 2011 Kentucky Derby weather forecast could call for mud. So which horses ride best in the slop and mud?
One of the most important things to consider before betting on Saturday’s big race is the 2011 Kentucky Derby weather….and it won’t be easy to predict. Thunderstorms are expected at any time during the afternoon and evening. A heavy downpour means a sloppy track. That means look for horses that race best in mud.
Shackleford Kentucky Derby odds were coming in at +1350, closing in on single digits.
Trainer Dale Romans said of his number 14 spot: “It’s a great spot for us at 14. Most of the speed is inside us, especially Comma to the Top, who is probably quicker than we are. That’s the horse you want to be outside of most of all. If we can get a clean break with the extra space (from the auxiliary gate), the hope is to sit second. Being outside of Comma to the Top gives us options.”
Master of Hounds Kentucky Derby odds were set at 16/1 at Bookmaker.com.
Jockey Garrett Gomez said of the number 11 post position: “It’s good. We’re not too far inside, not too far outside. We’re right in the middle of the field. We’ll have to make our own trip, just like anywhere, but I like the draw.”
Master of Hounds is the only Derby entrant with a race at 1 3/16 miles.
BetUS.com has released Winning Margin of Victory odds for the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
1 length to 2 3/4 lengths was the favorite and would pay out $25 for every $10 bet. 3 lengths to 5 3/4 lengths would pay out $30 for every $10 bet. 1/2 length to 3/4 length would pay out $45. All other winning margin of victories would pay $70 or better on a $10 bet.
Uncle Mo, the early favorite to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby, has been scratched from Saturday’s race due to an ongoing stomach infection.
Start Kentucky Derby weekend with a huge payday before the big race even takes place with Sportsbook.com’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks Contest.
It is their first-ever Kentucky Oaks Challenge featuring the same purse as this famed race, $1 Million. Held annually on the Friday before the Derby, you can win the $1 Million prize by correctly predicting the finishing order of the Top 10.
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