The 2023 Kentucky Derby is just around the corner as it will be taking place this Saturday at Churchill Downs. Horse Betting fans and bookmakers are eagerly awaiting the race as the bets are steadily coming in. Now that the post-position draw is done, which horse will take the crown in the 149th Run for the Roses. In our 2023 Kentucky Derby Update, we will go over everything you need to know about this year’s Kentucky Derby!
Without a doubt, the favorite horse to win the Kentucky Derby this year is Forte at 3-1 odds. Forte will be racing under jockey, Irad Ortiz Jr. and is the winner of six of seven career races. According to Sportsbook Pay Per head data, this also includes winning the 2023 Florida Derby on April first. This Saturday, he will be racing from the number 15 position.
Even though Rich Strike will not be competing in this year’s derby Forte will still have some tough competition. This is because Tapit Trice and Angel of Empire will be amongst the top horses that will be competing. in the 20-horse race this year.
This year, sportsbook owners and bookies are expecting to make big money from Kentucky Derby betting. Last year, over $179 million in wagers were made on the Kentucky Derby. Needless to say, racebooks are expecting to see the same amounts of bets this year if not more. For those looking to profit from horse betting as a bookie, it is not too late to Open a Racebook. Or at least, not if you use a Pay per Head Service, as it only takes minutes to start!
2023 Kentucky Derby Odds and Draw Results
When it comes to horse betting in any race, drawing a post-position conducive to a horse’s running style is paramount. This is why yesterday’s draw was very important for racebooks to set their odds. Therefore, here are the results and what to expect after the draw results.
Forte is in a good spot at number 15 while, Tapid Trice has position 5 with 5-1 odds of wining the race. Pletcher, the trainer for Tapit Trice said that he is happy with the position and hoping to be between 4-16.
Unfortunately for trainer Brad Cox, the draw was not as good for some of his horses. His Horse, Angel of Empire did well drawing number 14. However, his other horse, Hit Show got position 1 while Verifying will start next door from No, 2. The inside posts are the worst positions because they are far more difficult to maneuver in a 20 horse race. Furthermore, no horse has ever won the Derby from either post since 1986.
2023 Kentucky Derby Draw Results
|Angel of Empire||8-1||14|
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