As is usually the case, online sports bettors have many
options for betting the Kentucky Derby beyond just the pari-mutuel offerings.
The 2008 Kentucky Derby
betting odds are posted. Chances are that your favorite OTB
betting establishment does not offer such options as which gate the winner will
More serious horse racing handicappers will prefer the
match-ups, such as who will win head-to-head between Big Brown (-600) or
Adriano? Pyro, Colonel John, Tale of Ekati, Z Fortune, Recapturetheglory,
and Monba are all paired in betting propositions
In fact, all of the favorites are paired up one-on-one in
“fantasy” style betting match-ups
One can wager on if the winning time will be over or under
2.01.30. Of course, the magic question is asked, “Will there be
a Triple Crown Winner” in 2008. Sports
betting expert Joe Duffy admits, “As much as I hate chalk, laying the $800
to win $100 is as tempting as small returns on investment can get,” referring
to the “no” option.
Even the inevitable fun questions, such as betting on
whether the recitation of “My Old Kentucky Home” will be more than three
minutes, are ready for betting prosperity.