05/03/2012 11:56AM

Oaks & Derby Day Betting Menus

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Here are the race conditions, post times and multi-race exotic menus for the 12-race Kentucky Oaks card Friday and the 13-race Kentucky Derby card Saturday at Churchill Downs:

Both the Oaks and Derby will be the final leg of an all-stakes pick-6 ($2 minimum), pick-5 (50-cent minimum) and pick-4 (50-cent minimum). The other usual minimums apply with the glaring exception of superfectas, which are offered with a $1 minimum instead of the usual 10 cents.

Note that there are three pick-4's on Oaks Day (races 2-5, 4-7 and 8-11) and four on Derby Day -- those three plus an additional pick-4 on races 10-13, races 12 and 13 being non-stakes races that will be run after the Derby.

The Pick-6 is guaranteed (gross pool) at $200,000 on Oaks Day and $500,000 on Derby Day.

There are also two two-day wagers: An Oaks-Derby double ($1 minimum) and a 50-cent Oaks/Turf Classic/Derby pick-3 (50-cent minimum.)

 

If you're wondering what kind of pools to expect, Churchill released the following recap of the 2011 Oaks and Derby Day pools:

2011 KENTUCKY OAKS DAY BETTING POOLS:
Kentucky Oaks Win, Place and Show: $4.0 million
Kentucky Oaks Exacta: $2.3 million
Kentucky Oaks Trifecta: $2.0 million
Kentucky Oaks Superfecta: $732,000
Double ending with Kentucky Oaks: $299,000
Pick 3 ending with Kentucky Oaks: $465,000
Pick 4 ending with Kentucky Oaks: $920,000
Pick 6 ending with Kentucky Oaks: $158,000
Pick 4 on Races 2-5: $198,000

2011 KENTUCKY DERBY DAY BETTING POOLS:
Kentucky Derby Win, Place and Show: $46.1 million
Kentucky Derby Exacta: $20.5 million
Kentucky Derby Trifecta: $25.0 million
Kentucky Derby Superfecta: $9.9 million
Kentucky Derby Super Hi-5: $272,000
Woodford Reserve Turf Classic/Kentucky Derby Double: $936,000
Pick 3 ending with Kentucky Derby: $1.1 million
Pick 4 ending with Kentucky Derby: $2.3 million
Pick 6 ending with Kentucky Derby: $847,000
Kentucky Oaks/Kentucky Derby Double: $2.2 million
Kentucky Oaks/ Woodford Reserve Turf Classic/Kentucky Derby Pick 3: $537,000
Pick 4 on Races 2-5: $419,000
Pick 4 on Races 4-7: $415,000
Pick 4 on Races 10-13: $683,000

I'll be blogging and betting the cards beginning around noon both days, but if you want to get involved in all 25 races, don't forget that first post each day is 10:30 am.

 

Steve Littrell More than 1 year ago
They should always have 10cent supers on derby day!!! Just have more machines for that day and have some windows just for 10cent supers!!!
Steve Littrell More than 1 year ago
They should always have a 10cent super on derby day!! Have more machines on that day and have some windows just for 10cent supers!!
Fred Abramowitz More than 1 year ago
Steve: The pools are always interesting. Far more bet on the pick-4 than on the pick-3. Since much of trying to win is based on beating the "casual bettor," which of the multi-race pools do you think attracts the highest percentage of casual money?
Lemony More than 1 year ago
Anyone else playing against Stephanie's Kitten in the pick 4?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephanie's Kitten looks formidable on paper and I believe I heard an interview with Ramsey saying they're prepping for Ascot(?). Anyway, this is a great betting race, I like #8 Disposablepleasure--debuted on turf, chuck the KY Oaks trial, may be better on sod. Also like #12 Dame Marie--unbeaten with a lot of upside with one of the best turf riders in the game. Good Luck! Bill M.
Michael Miner More than 1 year ago
Very juicy. Lots casual bettors' cash to try for. Time to do some homework.
D More than 1 year ago
This time of year the only thing Churchill Downs worries about is how much money they are raking in. They could care a less about the avg day to day gambler any other time of the year much less during Derby week. They don't need a Pick 6 carryover, this week makes Churchill Down's year each and every year. They have long been totally dissing the gambler and their needs long before 1 box seat on the third floor sells for $650 on ebay/ticket brokers sites. Just imagine what the profits are to all the big shots at CD when they get to host a BC as well at the end of the year (such the last two years) I live in Louisville and been going to Churchill Downs for 20+ years and I can tell you from experience it is one of the worse run business's ever. I am one that hope slots NEVER come into play at Churchill, it only will give them one more reason to look at the avg Joe who loves to bet the ponies on a weekly basis and say "sorry about that, but there is nothing we can do". Horse racing doesn't need slots it needs horses that can grow into superstars. Let them have there Casino's just not at Churchill Downs. I prefer to watch history in the making the first Saturday of each May without the sounds of bells and whistles going off from a slot and someone yelling "JACKPOT!" in the background...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great betting card for Oaks...good luck everyone!
Joe More than 1 year ago
The pick 4 is your best exotic bet it continually pays at least triple what it should.
Steven More than 1 year ago
How does churchill miss the boat on derby day pick 6? In the last ten years 8 carryovers. Even when Big Brown won with 20 horses it was a carryover. Pony up 2 mil and plan on a competitive card for the next race card and you have the biggest pick 6 pool every year.
chuckles m More than 1 year ago
I am curious what they have against the superfecta minimum of $0.10 as tickets sure get pricey with the dollar minimum...thanks Steve!!!
henry More than 1 year ago
The long lines at the derby. They don't do them for the derby because it will cause the lines to move alot slower. And there would be no way to tell all the people actually at the derby you can not bet a .10 cent super but then allow all of the online wagerers to accept those bets. Its been that way every year since the 10 cent supers were started.
Virgin Queen More than 1 year ago
the lines will b long and 10c supers will make it even more unbearable i understand there logic not that i agree VQ