Derby Day: Odds, Contests and Liabilities

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Don Shapiro
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Epicenter and Zandon are the current favorites for the Kentucky Derby, but at the moment, we will be rooting against a few other horses in the 148th edition of the Run for the Roses.  Find Live Odds Here


Currently, our largest liabilities are Messier, Taiba and Cyberknife, all of which have 7-1 odds or better.

Cyberknife, with the longest odds of that trio, only has 5% of the handle on him, but at 20-1 odds he's created the third-highest liability in the field, currently.

These numbers are subject to change, but you can find the current betting splits below.

Top 3 Largest Liability

1. Messier (7-1)

2. Taiba (7-1)

3. Cyberknife (20-1)


Top 3 Most Bet (Money)

1. Messier (31.4%)

2. Taiba (13.2%)

3. Zandon (10.8%)


Top 3 Most Bet (Count)

1. Epicenter (12.0%)

2. Messier (11.8%)

3. Zandon (11.0%)


2022 Kentucky Derby

Epicenter                     5-1

Zandon                        5-1

Messier                       7-1

Taiba                           7-1

White Abarrio             11-1

Mo Donegal                12-1

Charge It                     14-1

Smile Happy                14-1

Cyberknife                   20-1

Crown Pride                22-1

Simplification              25-1

Zozos                           28-1

Tiz the Bomb               33-1

Classic Causeway        40-1

Pioneer of Medina      40-1

Tawny Port                  40-1

Barber Road                50-1

Happy Jack                  66-1

Summer Is Tomorrow 66-1

Rich Strike                   100-1

10K Kentucky Derby First & Last Contest

To register for the $10,000 Kentucky Derby First & Last Contest, your players must be logged into their account to make their picks.  Players are eligible to register for free for this contest up until 6:30pm ET on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Once selections are submitted, answers can be changed any time until the entry deadline.

To qualify for a prize, player must bet at least $20 in real-money wagers on the Kentucky Derby.  If the player correctly selects the First Place and Last Place finishers of the 148th Kentucky Derby, player will win their share of $5,000 cash.  If you correctly predict the first place finisher but not the last place finisher player will qualify for a share of $3,000 cash and if player correctly predicts the last place finisher he or she will collect their share of $2,000 cash.  In the event that multiple entrants correctly predict one of the options above, the cash prizes will be split evenly among all winning accounts that also placed their minimum wager of $20.

Official race results will be used to determine the First Place and Last Place finishers.  Last Place horse must cross the finish line.  Horses designated DNF (did not finish) do not apply.  Winner(s) will receive their prize(s) by Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6pm ET.  The $10,000 Prize Pool will be paid into player’s account as cash with a 3x rollover requirement.  Only one entry per player is allowed.  In the event that a player enters multiple times, only the first entry registered will be eligible for a prize.

Favorites Breakdown and a Trifecta Pick

We’re only a few hours away from the 148th edition of the Kentucky Derby, and naturally, we wanted to make sure you had all the major betting factoids about the greatest two minutes in sports.

And as usual, BetOnline has more than your average assortment of betting options for the biggest Saturday in racing, including sizzling-hot Fixed Odds, Match-Up Odds, tons of Props, and some other amenities you might not have expected. However, before we continue, let’s take a quick recap at some of the basic info in regards to the race and its Top 3 listed horses.

The Grade 1, $3,000,000 Kentucky Derby is listed as race # 12 (from a total of 14) scheduled for today, Saturday May 6th, 2022, counting a total 20 entries. The race for 3yos will run at a length of 1 & 1/4th of a mile, on dirt, and is expected to kick off approximately at 6:57 pm ET, live on NBC.

Top-3 Horses: #10 Zandon (trained by Chad. C. Brown and with Flavien Prat as jockey) is the current favorite with 3/1 odds. He’s followed by #3 Epicenter (Steve M. Assmussen / Joel Rosario) with 7/2 odds, and #6 Messier with 8/1 odds, by trainer Tim Yakteen (formerly trained by suspended Bob Baffert), and with John R Velazquez on the mount.

The pick: $20 Trifecta with #6 Messier, #10 Zandon & #3 Epicenter.

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