Last year it was 8/1 Authentic that romped home in first place proving the bookies aren’t always right. Indeed, after that little upset, a bet on the 2021 Kentucky Derby doesn’t seem quite as simple as it used to. For instance, this year online betting sites in the US like Bovada are tipping Essential Quality at just 11/4. That seems fair enough but should you really back the favourite in a race that seems to perpetually throw up wildcard wins? We take a look at this years runners. ... read more

All the lucky ones who placed a bet on Authentic during the Kentucky Derby knows why we highlight this outstanding thoroughbred. As the winner of the Derby, if he wins two more specific races he can achieve one of the biggest badges in US horseracing, The US Triple Crown. The second challange to earn the title is the Preakness Stakes. Let’s take a closer look at the betting odds while we make our predictions about which horse is most likely to win the run over the mighty Authentic. ... read more

A bet on Necker Island to win the Kentucky Derby may appear the triumph of optimism over sense. Especially, perhaps, to those who regularly bet on sports in the US. It’s a 100/1 shot. That means the bookies like Bovada feel it has very little chance of winning. It probably doesn’t. Unfortunately, in this climate of crisis, however, it may not even get the chance to run. Rather unusually, there are pressures upon it, via its owner, to withdraw from the race. 2020 strikes again.     ... read more

For a while, even this year, the odds on the 2020 Kentucky Derby having crowds looked quite good. Of course, now things are different. So this “Run For The Roses” will have quite an odd atmosphere. It will make it quite a unique experience for both the runners and riders. However whilst online sportsbook sites in the US give Tiz The Law the shortest odds, the best wagers are each-way. So let’s take a look at which horse is getting what prices and who you should back. ... read more

We are all waiting for Spring. Flowers, birds, and of course the start of the flat horseracing season. What a wonderful time of the year. Today we will visit the United States to give you tips on how should you bet on the US Triple Crown. The act will start in early May with the Kentucky Derby. The odds and the expectations are high on this year’s season, however, the Ante-post betting options are still not available for the other two races. ... read more