If you love betting on horse, then you will surely love Kentucky Derby betting. Kentucky Derby runs every first Saturday of May, and is considered as one of the most popular races in the horse racing world. It is also known as “The Run for the Roses” and annually being held at Louisville’s venerable Churchill Downs beneath the iconic Twin Spires. Regardless of any age, whether a man or a woman, even those who really do not follow the game, we’ll surely enjoy betting on this sport.
This year, we will be looking for a Triple Crown winner once again and this will all begin with the Kentucky Derby. If you are interested to make a Kentucky Derby betting, then it is important that you know the pitfalls and some “catch” to keep away from. Pay close attention to the derby prep races and know how these horses did the races and how well did they perform to make them step to the awaited day.
At least 10 days before the actual race come, when the entire prep races are done workouts are all the media and people following the derby have to look at. Don’t give too much attention with these workouts even how wonderful they are, focus on how each horse raced in the prep races. Keep this in mind and use it as your starting point in making a decision. Now if the horse is working out like a monster and kicked some butt in the prep races lading to the derby that is just icing on the cake. These horses going for the derby are all considered healthy and bodily fit despite of the last few workouts actually most trainers are just trying not to screw their horses up before the big show.
Another danger to avoid is the post position draw for the derby and other big stakes races. The derby now has an hour show dedicated to this. There are a variety of horses that broke from various post positions to win the derby. The only post positions that merit any attention is the 1st and 20th. The 1st actually is worse than the 20th because the horse does not have much choice but to hit it hard early to avoid getting shuffled back. It’s not post position that matters but the kind of horse breaking next to you can make a difference. If your selection is a speed type or stalker you want dead closers around you. Your horse can get out of the way of those breaking to either side. If you have a stretch runner you want speed horses breaking next to you so they will quickly get out of your way.
Kentucky Derby betting can be quite difficult too handicap, but following these tips can…