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Odds! We Got’cha Derby Odds! Right here!

My money’s on a horse to win.

If you’re reading this, odds are you didn’t make it to Churchill Downs today for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, which is the world’s greatest two minutes of afternoon action that’s not immediately followed by a nap from whoever finishes first.  If you’re a casual better, or have your own bookie, Derby betting can be a fun, hopefully responsible, excursion into the gambling world without the hassle of going to Vegas, or a boat.  Even if you don’t want to put any money on the line, bragging rights for correct answers last all year.

So below are your odds for this iteration of the Derby, ranked best-to-worst.  If you want to throw some money down in your family/office/friends pool, use the following information wisely.  Or ignore it completely and draw out of a hat.  It’s basically a crapshoot either way.  My completely insane and factually-baseless top three picks are in bold.  I like the names.


[Pole Position] [Horse Name] – [Odds]

4 Union Rags – 9/2

6 Bodemeister – 7/1 (1)

15 Gemologist – 8/1

3 Take Charge Indy* – 10/1

5 Dullahan – 10/1

8 Creative Cause – 11/1

10 Daddy Nose Best – 12/1

19 I’ll Have Another – 12/1

14 Hansen – 13/1

11 Alpha – 21/1 (3)

1 Daddy Long Legs – 23/1

16 El Padrino – 26/1

13 Went the Day Well – 26/1

17 Done Talking -31/1

18 Sabercat – 33/1 (2)

7 Rousing Sermon – 35/1

2 Optimizer – 36/1

9 Trinniberg – 39/1

20 Liaison – 53/1

12 Prospective – 59/1

21 My Adonis – Scratch

*It’s worth noting that Take Charge Indy is jockeyed by Calvin Borel, winner of three Kentucky Derby races in the last five years. He’s not bad.

Article written by Corey Nichols

9 Comments for Odds! We Got’cha Derby Odds! Right here!

  1. Ridge Runner
    5:33 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink

    I wanna see another pic of Erin Andrews. Thats all.

  2. Mike
    5:34 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink

    I think it’s “post position” in horse racing.

  3. RIseThenFall
    5:38 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink


  4. SexnNursinHomes
    5:41 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink

    If Calvin Borrell wins the Derby today, do you think he finally buys front teeth?

  5. Ridge Runner
    5:43 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink

    4, understood.

    Hey I did hear Bobby Knight was putting a lot of money down and saying…..I’ll Have Another

  6. Greg
    5:45 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink

    5) Nice

  7. TheFakeJamaalMagloire
    5:49 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink

    El Padrino on Cinco de Mayo is a sure thing. Add Dullahan and Gemologist for the Trifecta.

  8. Dane Brammage
    6:04 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink

    @1, me too. I especially enjoyed the ill gotten footage of Erin Andrews. BTW, THE UNIVERSITY of KENTUCKY should run a commercial or two (3, 4?) during the KENTUCKY Derby lead upcoverage (similar to what schools do at half time of Basketball games, for example). They ran a YUM ad and could have sworn it was gonna be a UofK AD, what with all the Horse Farms, etc. Golden Opp Mitch needs to look into.

  9. WestWorld
    6:17 pm May 5, 2012 Permalink

    Suggestion: This site should go all out for Derby Day. Fairly slow time of the year but this is the biggest PR day of the year for KY. Derby coverage has been weak here.