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How to bet on the 2016 Kentucky Derby

Posted by SportsBetting team on 5/5/2016 8:38:55 AM

The Triple Crown of horseracing is here – the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Last year, American Pharoah became the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years, so we are expecting more Kentucky Derby action than ever on Saturday.

If you are new to betting horses or unsure of how to make a horse wager in the SportsBetting.ag Racebook, simply follow these easy steps:

  1. After logging-in, visit our Racebook anytime throughout the day this Saturday.
  2. On the left-hand side of the page, look for “Churchill Downs” under either “Upcoming Races” or “Tracks”.
  3. Once you click on “Pimlico” all of the day’s races will show numerically.
    IMPORTANT: The Preakness Stakes will be race #12.
  4. After clicking on the numbered race you are interested in, the Bet Types and Bet Ticket will appear down the page.
  5. Next, choose what type of wager you want to place. For a standard “To Win” bet, select “Win/Place/Show”.
  6. Check the desired bet type to the left of your horse(s). Please note, the image below is NOT the Kentucky Derby.
  7. Above the Bet Types, enter your bet amount and click “Continue”.
  8. Lastly, check your ticket and click on “Confirm” to make your bet official. NOTE: The number of your horse(s) will appear on the ticket; however, the name(s) of the horse(s) will not be visible.

IMPORTANT: Whether you are placing horse wagers at the track itself or in the SportsBetting.ag Racebook, the odds listed are an estimate of what the final odds will be. For example, even though you might bet a horse at 3-1, those won’t necessarily be your odds. Your horse could close at 2-1, 4-1, etc. Your bet will be calculated on the FINAL odds, not the odds at the time you placed your bet.

Lastly, for Kentucky Derby props and match-ups, head over to the Sportsbook.

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