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 +6000 N/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 +1400 N/A +1800 +5000
Practical Joke (19) +3200 +2325 +2200 +2100 +1400 +1600 +2000 +7500
Lookin At Lee (1) +3300 +1850 +2100 +2000 +2500 N/A +5000 +7500
Sonneteer (12) +3600 +4500 +4200 +4000 +2500 N/A +5000 +7500
Battle of Midway (11) +4500 +3800 +2800 +2600 +2800 N/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 +5000 N/A +5500 +10000
State of Honor (6) +5800 +5300 +4700 +4500 +7000 N/A +5000 +7500
Fast and Accurate (3) +6200 +6500 +6500 +6000 +7000 N/A +9000 +15000
Malagacy N/A N/A N/A N/A +2500 +2450 +5500 N/A
Royal Mo N/A N/A N/A N/A +4000 N/A +5000 +150000
Conquest Mo Money N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A +2500 N/A
Battalion Runner N/A N/A N/A N/A +2000 +2200 +2500 N/A
Cloud Computing N/A N/A N/A N/A +4000 N/A +3500 N/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

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