2019 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds, Superfecta, Favorites and Start Time

David Hayes
The 144th Kentucky Derby
The 144th Kentucky Derby / Jamie Squire

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Kentucky Derby Start Time & Race Info

Date: May 4, 2019

Post Time: Saturday, May 4 at 6:50 p.m. EST

Location: Churchill Downs – Louisville, KY

Track Stats: 1.25 miles (10 furlongs), dirt surface

Purse: $3,000,000

Kentucky Derby Betting Odds & Info

All Kentucky Derby betting odds, lines and props available on TVG.

Moneyline (Best Odds):

- Game Winner (9/2)

- Roadster (5/1)

- Improbable (5/1)

- Maximum Security (8/1)

- Tacitus (8/1)

- Code of Honor (12/1)

- Win Win Win (12/1)

- War of Will (15/1)

- Vekoma (15/1)

- By My Standards (15/1)

Kentucky Derby Betting Dark Horses

All Kentucky Derby betting odds, lines and props available on TVG.

Moneyline (Best Odds):

- Master Fencer (50/1)

- Gray Magician (50/1)

- Bodexpress (30/1)

- Country House (30/1)

- Spinoff (30/1)

- Long Range Toddy (30/1)

- Haikal (30/1)

- Cutting Humor (30/1)

- Plus Que Parfait (30/1)

Kentucky Derby Betting Trends

- Omaha Beach, the original betting favorite to win the 2019 Kentucky Derby, was scratched due to health concerns Wednesday.

- A record $149.9 million was bet on the Kentucky Derby in 2018.

- The 20-horse field is the largest of any American horse race.

- In 2018, Justify became the sixth consecutive favorite to win the Kentucky Derby.

- Hall of fame trainer, Bob Baffert, has three horses in the race, Roadster, Game Winner and Improbable.

Kentucky Derby Superfecta

The superfecta, given its long and potentially profitable odds, is one of the more popular bets made in horse racing. To win a superfecta, you must correctly pick the horses that finish in the top-4 positions, in the right order. To give you an idea of the type of money that can be earned from a superfecta, take a look at what a $1 bet would have netted you at last year's Kentucky Derby.

2018: Justify (5-2)/Good Magic (9-1)/Audible (7-1)/Instilled Regard (85-1) 
$1 Payout: $19,618.20

Over the last 10 years, the highest superfecta payout came in 2009, when the 50/1 long shot, Mine That Bird, won the Derby.

2009: Mine That Bird (50-1)/Pioneerof the Nile (6-1)/Musket Man (19-1)/Papa Clem (12-1) $2 Payout: $557,006.40

Betting Kentucky Derby Favorites

In 2012, there was a change in how horses qualified for the Derby, moving to a points system that emphasized the races directly leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Prior to this change, there had been a handful of long shots that ended up dawning the roses, including Giacomo (50-1) in 2005, Mine That Bird (50-1) in 2009, Animal Kingdom (20-1) in 2011, and I’ll Have Another (15-1) in 2012. Since that change was made, six straight favorites have won the Kentucky Derby. Overall, 52 out of 144 favorites have won the Kentucky Derby.

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