Betting odds for the 2022 Kentucky Derby are heating up with a roster of 20 of the best three-year-old horse preparing for the first Triple Crown event of the year
Kentucky Derby odds
Following the post position draw on Monday, No. 10 Zandon (4/1) jumped to a co-favorite position with spring-time betting darling Epicenter. Zandon now has a favored position at 3/1 on Friday morning.
|Horse||Odds to win|
|Tiz The Bomb||30/1|
|Pioneer of Medina||30/1|
|Rattle N Roll||30/1|
|Summer is Tomorrow||30/1|
Odds courtesy of TVG on May 7, 2022
Kentucky Derby win, place, show odds
|4||Summer Is Tomorrow||50/1||22/1||14/1|
|9||Tiz The Bomb||33/1||14/1||17/2|
|11||Pioneer of Medina||40/1||18/1||11/1|
|22||Rattle N Roll||OTB||OTB||OTB|
Odds courtesy of bet365 as of May 7 at 7:11 a.m. ET.
Kentucky Derby odds over time
Kentucky Derby odds began the year with Smile Happy on top with 9/1 odds at bet365. Epicenter was the favorite for much of April, but Zandon topped the board following the post position draw. We've tracked each horse's implied probability of winning the Kentucky Derby since Jan. 2022.
Odds of past Kentucky Derby winners
Although the Kentucky Derby favorite dominated at Churchill Downs from 2013 to 2018, Country House won the Run for the Roses in 2019 as the second-biggest underdog in Derby history at 65/1, and Authentic pulled off his own upset in 2021by edging out heavy favorite Tiz the Law. Last year, Medina Spirit bested Hot Rod Charlie to win. Here are the winners of the Kentucky Derby since 2000, their post positions, and their final odds.
|Year||Kentucky Derby Winner||Post Position||Final Odds|
|2012||I'll Have Another||19||15/1|
|2009||Mine That Bird||8||50/1|
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Odds courtesy of Bet365 as of April 25, 2022
Which states have legal betting on the Kentucky Derby?
Kentucky Derby betting is legal in 34 states, available at both TVG and TwinSpires.
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Following the changes to the iGaming regulations on April 4, 2022, horse racing betting is no longer available at sportsbooks. Those in Ontario who are looking to bet on the Kentucky Derby will need to sign up at one of Woodbine's two online offerings, HPIbet and Dark Horse Bets
Kentucky Derby odds FAQs
Medina Spirit closed at odds of 12/1 before winning the 2021 Kentucky Derby, but was later disqualified. Mandaloun was crowned winner at a later date.
Most odds you will see for the Kentucky Derby are the odds to win the race. The odds above are listed in Fractional format.
Epicenter the favorite to win the 2022 Kentucky Derby with odds of +450, as of mid-April.