2017 Kentucky Derby Odds

2017 Kentucky Derby Odds

The 2017 Kentucky Derby will be the 143rd running of the event and officially starts at 6:34 ET on Saturday, May 6th in Louisville, Kentucky. Nyquist was the 2016 winner, closing as the favorite at +300 odds, but was available at +2500 odds in October of 2015. Here are the odds for the 2017 Kentucky Derby and how they’ve changed over time:

Horse (Post)May 6 Evening
(5Dimes)
May 6 Morning
(5Dimes)
May 5, 2017
(5Dimes)
May 4, 2017
(5Dimes)
May 1, 2017
(5Dimes)
April 17, 2017
(5Dimes)
April 17, 2017
(BetOnline)
Oct 23, 2016
(William Hill)
Always Dreaming (5)+480+525+575+550+350+565+600+20000
Irish War Cry (17)+600+700+750+800+725+725+650+20000
Classic Empire (14)+750+600+600+550+400+525+500+5000
McCraken (15)+750+625+800+800+500+1000+600+17500
Gunnevera (10)+1100+850+1300+1400+750+1200+750+10000
Hence (8)+1250+1500+1700+1900+1750+2150+2200+10000
Thunder Snow (2)+2000+2200+2250+2500+1400+1500+1800+7500
Patch (20)+2200+3300+3800+3500+6000N/A+4500+12500
Tapwrit (16)+2600+1350+2300+2300+2000+2000+3500+15000
Gormley (18)+2700+2125+2200+2000+1725+1550+2200+7500
Girvin (7)+2900+2200+1800+1700+1400N/A+1800+5000
Practical Joke (19)+3200+2325+2200+2100+1400+1600+2000+7500
Lookin At Lee (1)+3300+1850+2100+2000+2500N/A+5000+7500
Sonneteer (12)+3600+4500+4200+4000+2500N/A+5000+7500
Battle of Midway (11)+4500+3800+2800+2600+2800N/A+3500+15000
J Boys Echo (13)+4600+3200+2200+2000+3300+2600+2200+10000
Irap (9)+4800+3400+2500+2500+1850+1800+2000+10000
Untrapped (4)+5500+4500+4000+4000+5000N/A+5500+10000
State of Honor (6)+5800+5300+4700+4500+7000N/A+5000+7500
Fast and Accurate (3)+6200+6500+6500+6000+7000N/A+9000+15000
Malagacy N/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+2450+5500N/A
Royal Mo N/AN/AN/AN/A+4000N/A+5000+150000
Conquest Mo MoneyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500N/A
Battalion RunnerN/AN/AN/AN/A+2000+2200+2500N/A
Cloud ComputingN/AN/AN/AN/A+4000N/A+3500N/A

BetOnline and 5Dimes both listed the same five favorites back on April 17, but since then odds have changed. Here are the odds at BetDSI as of Saturday afternoon:

The weather is always a big factor to watch for, and it’s expected to be overcast for most of Saturday with a chance of showers by race time.

Here’s a look at the betting action from William Hill US as of Friday afternoon. Classic Empire getting the most tickets and money wagered to win the race:

Here are specific matchup odds via BetOnline:

Lookin At Lee +100
Hence -130

Thunder Snow -115
Girvin -115

Always Dreaming +115
Irish War Cry -150

State of Honor +115
Battle of Midway -150

Irap -105
Tapwrit -125

Gunnevera -165
J Boys Echo +130

Gunnevera +125
McCraken -160

Classic Empire -125
McCraken -105

Gormley +100
Practical Joke -130

Sonneteer -120
Patch -110

SIA (Sports Interaction) has a prop bet available on the winning time of the race:
Winning Time O/U: 2:02:05

And 5Dimes has a few other speciality props:
1 word in winning horse’s name: +121
2 or 3 words in winning horse’s name: -141

2 words in winning horse’s name: +183
1 or 3 words in winning horse’s name: -223

3 words in winning horse’s name: +291
1 or 2 words in winning horse’s name: -351

Winning horse bred in Kentucky: -485
Winning horse not bred in Kentucky: +385

Winning horse’s name starts with A-H: -107
Winning horse’s name starts with I-Z: -113

Winning trainer’s last name starts A-O: +109
Winning trainer’s last name starts P-Z: -129

Winning horse leads wire to wire: Yes +700, No -1500

Inquiry on outcome of Kentucky Derby: Yes +500, No -900

5Dimes also has a prop bet available on if any horse will win the Triple Crown in 2017:
Yes +575
No -850

If you feel great about one particular horse, here are the Triple Crown odds for each:
Classic Empire +1850
Always Dreaming +2300
McCraken +3050
Irish War Cry +3050
Gunnevera +6000
Hence +8500
Girvin +8500
Lookin at Lee +10500
J Boys Echo +11400
Practical Joke +11400
Gormley +11400
Thunder Snow +13300
Tapwrit +13800
Irap +15200
Battle of Midway +17300
Patch +30000
Untrapped +33500
Sonneteer +36000
State of Honor +42000
Fast and Accurate +70000

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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  • Rob Anderson
    April 17, 2017 at 9:50 pm

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