2014 Kentucky Derby Favorites, Betting Preview & Race info

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2014 Kentucky DerbyThe eyes of the sports world will be fixated on arguably the most famous horse racing track in the entire world come this Saturday, May 3. This will be the 140th running of the first leg of the Triple Crown.

The draw for the post position for the 2014 Kentucky Derby will be held this Wednesday, April 30th with the official starting grid announced.

As one of the most bet-on sport events in the entire world, the Kentucky Derby generates millions of dollars in wagers both at Churchill Downs and elsewhere. Bovada Sportsbook keeps up with Kentucky Derby betting lines throughout the entire year, forming futures payouts months out covering up to one hundred horses. With the week of the ‘Run For The Roses’ now upon us, Bovada has released the latest odds to win the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

The favorite to win the race is the top thoroughbred on the Road To The Kentucky Derby Standings, a new points system formulated in 2013 to determine the field for the race. California Chrome is on top of the standings with 150 points. Owned by Steven Corbourn and Perry Martin, California Chrome has won over $782,000 in the races leading up to the Kentucky Derby.

A payout on California Chrome is going off at 11/4 at Bovada, which is slightly under a 3 to 1 margin. The horse is more than twice the favorite as the next-closest contender on the list, according to Bovada. Wicked Strong is second at 7/1. Wicked Strong is not second behind California Chrome on the points standings however, the horse is actually fourth. Oddsmakers obviously like how the Kentucky Derby stacs up for Wicked Strong though. The two thoroughbreds sandwiched in between Wicked Strong and California Chrome are second and third on the Road To The Kentucky Derby Standings. They are Danza ( 9/1), and Hoppertunity (10/1).

The payouts for the 2014 Kentucky Derby have the potential to shift all week long leading up to the start of the race, scheduled for 6:24 pm ET on Saturday. NBC will be on the coverage and will have a pre-race show leading up beginning at 6 pm ET.

The odds to win the 2014 Kentucky Derby are the tip of the iceberg in terms of what Bovada offers. The horse betting section at Bovada comes complete with a variety of props that those interested can get in on as well.

Of course, picking the winner is the biggest wager of the weekend. The odds might switch up slightly after the post positions are announced. That’s why LatestBettingOdds.com has the up-to-date live lines posted below. Be sure to check it all out and get a bet in before the race starts!

2014 Kentucky Derby Betting Lines

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