Kentucky Derby 2019 Odds, Preview, And Prediction: Kentucky Derby is held every year during the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a Grade 1 stakes race held for three year old thoroughbreds. The distance covered in the race is about 1¼ miles. The colts and geldings come under the category of 126 pounds (57 kg) and the fillies come under the category of 121 pounds (55 kg).
Also, the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown in American horseracing as it heads the Preakness Stakes as well as Belmont Stakes both. The race is commonly known as the “Run for the Roses”, which is an orientation to the blanket of 554 red roses wrapped on the Kentucky Derby winner. It is also called as the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” as well as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” in the United States, due to the projected period of the race.
Since its first race in the year 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been running every year. Henceforth, this year’s installment of the race is going to be the 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby. It will be held on May 3 as well as May 4, 2019, with the big race planned for May 4, 2019.
In this year’s race, the prize money will be the maximum ever in the history of the Kentucky Derby with the Kentucky Oaks arranged for 3rd May 2019.
Last January, Churchill announced that the purse amount of the Kentucky Derby 145th edition will be raised. Since 2005, the purse amount had been $2 million but now it is being raised to $3 million. So, the winner of the Kentucky Derby 2019 will receive a huge amount of cash prize that is $1.86 million. The runner-up will receive the cash prize of $600,000 and the horse ending up in 3rd position will receive $150,000.
The 2019 Kentucky Derby is on its way. So, let’s have a look at the odds:
|Code of Honour||+1600|
|Long Range Toddy||+2000|
|By My Standards||+2500|
|Win Win Win||+2500|
|War of Will||+2500|
Who will win this Kentucky Derby?
Game winner is now on the top with the strongest track record and he is also the winner of Breeders Cup Juvenile. But, the trainer Bob Baffert’s Breeders Cup Juvenile winners have missed 3 Kentucky Derby due to their injuries. Breeder’s cup winner Vindication (2002), Midshipman (2008) and New Year’s Day (2013) have missed the Kentucky Derby.
An additional piece of history, however, places him in the identical platform as a pair of Kentucky Derby winners. Game Winner attained the same Grade 1 double accounted by Kentucky Derby winners American Pharoah as well as Nyquist: the Santa Anita American Pharoah S. (G1) previously known as the FrontRunner and the Del Mar Futurity (G1).
Game Winner is the kind of horse that you want to win in Kentucky Derby. In a way, Game Winner has impressed us the most is that he battled all the way back from sixth to finish second. For us, the winner of this Kentucky Derby will be Game Winner.