Horse Racing

2022 Kentucky Derby Contenders and Odds Announced

David Kaestle
Opening field and odds for the 148th Kentucky Derby.
Opening field and odds for the 148th Kentucky Derby. / Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal / USA

It's finally Kentucky Derby week! After months of races and qualifying, the field for the 148th iteration of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports is set for Saturday, May 7. The premier race for three-year-old thoroughbreds is the peak of horse racing and the first leg of the prestigious Triple Crown.

2022 Kentucky Derby Field

Post time for the 2022 Kentucky Derby at the famed Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is scheduled for 6:57 p.m. ET. The Duel followed along throughout the qualifying stages and now on Monday afternoon ahead of the race, we have both the official field and opening odds for the 148th Run for the Roses.

Let's take a quick look through the field, and the favorites to win the Kentucky Derby, according to TVG.

2022 Kentucky Derby Odds

1. Mo Donegal (10/1)

2. Happy Jack (30/1)

3. Epicenter (7/2)

4. Summer is Tomorrow (30/1)

5. Smile Happy (20/1)

6. Messier (8/1)

7. Crown Pride (20/1)

8. Charge It (20/1)

9. Tiz the Bomb (30/1)

10. Zandon (3/1)

11. Pioneer of Medina (30/1)

12. Taiba (12/1)

13. Simplification (20/1)

14. Barber Road (30/1)

15. White Abarrio (10/1)

16. Cyberknife (20/1)

17. Classic Causeway (30/1)

18. Tawny Port (30/1)

19. Zozos (20/1)

20. Ethereal Road (30/1)

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