The first race on the Triple Crown schedule for 2024 takes place on Saturday, as the world-famous Kentucky Derby is staged at Churchill Downs. This year’s race will be the 150th edition of the prestigious contest, and there are a number of interesting prop markets available to bettors.

Schedule & How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Where: Churchill Downs, Kentucky, Louisville
  • How To Watch: NBC

Best Finishing Position Odds

Sierra Leone2.18
Catching Freedom7.00

An interesting match bet is available in the Kentucky Derby props market, as bettors can side with which one of the top three in betting will finish first. Catching Freedom is a huge outsider, but he comes into the Derby in strong form after winning the G2 Louisiana Derby.

Sierra Leone and Fierceness are joint favorites in the outright market, but the narrow preference is for the latter, who was excellent when scoring in the G1 Florida Derby on his previous start.

Wire To Wire Winner

Wire-To-Wire Winner?Odds

Going wire-to-wire in the Kentucky Derby is no easy feat, which is only highlighted by the fact that only 20 previous winners have achieved it. The most recent of those was Authentic in 2020.

There will be a lot of pace in the Derby this year, with T O Password likely to go off very quickly. Therefore, we don’t expect the pace to hold up, meaning that the winner will come from the chasing pack.

Number Of Words In Winner’s Name?

Number of WordsOdds
Three +11.00

Bets can also be placed on the number of words in the winners’ name. Two is preferred due to the fact that four of the top five in the betting following this. However, we are prepared to side with a one-worded Derby winner landing victory this weekend.