Kentucky Derby Picks
When horse race fans hear the words ‘Derby pick,’ the Kentucky Derby immediately comes to mind. Handicapping the first leg of the sport’s Triple Crown is a special challenge and the special focus of our site each May.
But while we focus energy on the First Saturday in May, we give equal amounts of attention and handicapping effort to other big horse racing derbies. The Louisiana Derby, the Santa Anita Derby, the Arkansas Derby, Tampa Bay Derby, Illinois Derby and Florida Derby are all important Derby preps that occupy the wagering attention of horse bettors each year. So make DerbyPicks.net your home for the best Derby picks on all these great American races in 2012, especially the Kentucky Derby in May.
Derby Picks by Michael Dempsey
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Derby Picks: Catching Winner and Coming Up Roses
The Kentucky Derby is called “The Two Most Exciting Minutes in Sports” for a very good reason. With tens of millions of dollars in the betting pools, horseplayers that come up with the right Derby picks can score huge on the first Saturday of May.
What other sport offers its fans the shot at millions in rewards for correctly picking the order of finish? (well, legally that is).
There are many ways to take your Derby picks and turn them into cash, from a simple win wager to swinging for the fences with a trifecta or superfecta.
In 2008 Mine That Bird pulled off the upset, with a $2 win wager on the colt worth a hefty $103.20.
For horseplayers that combined him with runner up Pioneerof the Nile, the $2 exacta paid $2,074.80. The trifecta (picking the top three) returned $41,500.80.
For horseplayers that correctly picked the top four finishers in the race hit it out of the park, a $2 superfecta returning $557,006.40.
Yes, a life changing score in just over two minutes.
The payoff was a bit smaller last year, with longshot Animal Kingdom ($43.80) topping a superfecta that paid $48,126.00.
Not exactly chump change for the correct Derby picks.
The Kentucky Derby usually draws a field of twenty, and with such a wide variety of ways to use your Derby picks, a horseplayer with any bankroll can find Derby Day the most exciting day in sports.
The Derby Day card usually includes a dozen other races, giving horseplayers a nearly unlimited amount of ways to wager and make a big score.
From a simple show bet to knocking down the Pick 6 that could be worth millions, Derby Day is the ultimate wagering experience that should not be missed!