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Five Fun Oaks and Derby Day Bets

Churchill Downs

While people are handicapping each race in the program, you can still make money over the next two days without investing the time.  There are a few fun names and historical tidbits that could make you some money.  If not, they’re still fun wagers to place.

The Alcoholics’ Exacta

The Kentucky Oaks is tipping its cap to cocktails.  For only six bucks, you can box Patrona Margarita, Chocolate Martini and My Miss Lilly.  All have double-digit odds, so if it hits you’ll be rolling in cash.

Winning Colors

Thirty years ago Winning Colors won the Kentucky Derby.  The last filly to win the Kentucky Derby, her granddaughter (to use non-horse racing terms) will run in the Kentucky Oaks.  Eskimo Kisses has 15-to-1 morning line odds with history on her side.

An Ode to Trump

If you’re a fan of the President of the United State, you should probably place a wager on Makeamericagreat.  The No. 7 horse in the fourth race of Derby Day will start the day with 15-to-1 odds.  If you don’t want to wait, the No. 8 horse in race two is 20-to-1 American Greatness.

To combat the right-wing, Limousine Liberal is a 4-to-1 favorite in the eighth race on Derby day.

A Sloppy Oaks

Rain is in the forecast for Kentucky Oaks day.  It’s expected to his early in the day around 11:00 a.m., with scattered showers throughout the afternoon until another wave rolls through in the evening.

The post time of the second race is at 11:00 a.m. and in the one-hole is Bless the Rains.  It’s never ran in the rain, but with a name like that, it’s gotta be a winer, right?

Derby Day Shenanigans

Were you a master of mischief?  Can your kids be a menace?  Maybe you should place an exacta bet on Ding Dong Ditch (7-2) and Menacing (20-1) in the fourth race on Derby Day.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR