05/03/2012 12:56PM

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.