On Saturday, the 146th Kentucky Derby will run at the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Usually scheduled for the first Saturday in May, the most infamous leg of the Triple Crown was rescheduled for Sept. 5.
The Kentucky Derby, or “Run for the Roses,” is one of the most popular betting events in horse racing. Nineteen of the top thoroughbreds in the world will compete for the coveted garnish of roses.
The stands are usually full of over 100,000 fans with mint juleps in hand, but this year will be slightly different. No spectators will be permitted inside of Churchill Downs, just essential personnel.
Since the Belmont Stakes has already taken place, only Tiz The Law is running for the Triple Crown. The Barclay Tagg-trained colt is the opening favorite.
The race is 10 furlongs (1 ¼ mile) on the dirt track. Post time for the race is set for 7:01 PM ET.
Tennessee racing fans can bet on TVG app
TVG is a premier betting app and streaming service for horse racing. They are a legal race betting website here in the United States, and are a great option for horse betting in Tennessee.
Pari-mutuel wagering is available in Tennessee, but because there are no casinos or racetracks in the state, bettors only have the option of wagering online.
Bettors can use advanced deposit wagering (ADW) to wager on horse races through licensed betting sites like TVG.
TVG is a trusted name in gambling and has been for some time. An account with TVG will not only allow you to bet on the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, but also dozens of tracks across the globe.
The platform also has plenty of great content and information, such as handicapping from the professionals. With an abundance of deposit methods, it’s easy to become a user.
TVG has plenty of promotions and welcome offers, making it great for new users to join. There’s no better time to get started than with the Kentucky Derby.
Players can use the website, but they also offer a mobile-friendly app.
Users can stream races on TVG, but the Kentucky Derby will be airing on NBC this Saturday.
Current Kentucky Derby odds
The Kentucky Derby field is always full of the top horses in the world. This year is no different. The week leading up to the race is packed full of analysis and predictions from the world’s top handicappers.
Here is a look at the current odds for the 146th Kentucky Derby.
- Tiz the Law 4-5
- Art Collector 9-2
- Honor A.P. 7-1
- Authentic 10-1
- Thousand Words 12-1
- Enforceable 28-1
- Ny Traffic 30-1
- Max Player 40-1
- Sole Volante 50-1
- Storm the Court 60-1
- Attachment Rate 65-1
- Major Fed 75-1
- Shirl’s Speight 100-1
- Necker Island 150-1
- Rushie 150-1
- Winning Impression 150-1
There had been 18 horses that originally drew for post positions, but two of them subsequently scratched. Both King Guillermo and Finnick the Fierce are out, leaving 16 horses running for the roses on Saturday.
Tiz the Law, Authentic popular picks for the race
Tiz the Law is the favorite and will be a popular pick. There isn’t much money to be made with 4-5 odds, but there is a reason this horse is the favorite. The colt has had a dominant career, but as Derby fans know, anything can happen in the “Run for the Roses.”
Authentic is the second-ranked horse on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. He will be one to watch on Saturday. His trainer, Bob Baffert, is a legend in the horse racing industry.
He has trained many of the top thoroughbreds, including the 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
Baffert will have one of the best jockeys aboard Authentic with John Velazquez. He is no stranger to the Kentucky Derby, winning the race twice in his career.
Tiz the Law and Authentic are two of the most accomplished horses in the race and will go off with low odds on Saturday.
However, horse racing fans always love to see a longshot win, or at least compete down the stretch. Bettors often place their money on the highest odds in the race, just to see if they can strike it rich.
This year, Necker Island, Rushie, and Winning Impression will be among the horses with the longest odds.
Hopefully, this race can go a little smoother than 2019, avoiding any late disqualifications.
Even though no fans will be at Churchill Downs on Saturday, many will be watching and yelling at TV’s across the globe.