Kentucky Derby Betting

Location: Louisville Kentucky
Track: Churchill Downs
When: May 7, 2016
Purse: $8.25 million.

The 142nd renewals the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on the first weekend in May headline a roster of ?26 stakes events ? 23 of which are graded races ? scheduled for Churchill Downs Race Track’s 2016 Spring Meet highlighted by six Grade I races and total stakes purses of $8.25 million.

The racing program headlined by the Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest race, on Saturday, May 7 features seven graded stakes races ? three of them Grade I events ? with total stakes purses of $4.15 million. The Friday, May 6 program headed by the Longines Kentucky Oaks, the nation’s top race for 3-year-old fillies, includes a pair of Grade I events among its six graded stakes and total stakes purses for the day of $2.2 million.

The 2016 Spring Meet stakes schedule includes seven racing days that will feature two or more stakes events and the meet’s total purses reflect an increase of $200,000 or 2.5 percent from the $8.05 million offered during the 2015 Spring Meet.

The 38-day Spring Meet begins with the historic track’s “Opening Night” under the “Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester” lights on Saturday, April 30, and the featured event of the night that launches Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Week will be the second running of the $100,000 William Walker. The six-furlong stakes race for 3-year-olds honors Walker, one of the pioneer African-American jockeys who dominated the Churchill Downs jockey colony in its early years. Spring Meet racing will conclude with “Closing Night” on Saturday, July 2, the last of the meet’s three “Downs After Dark” night racing programs.

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Important changes in the 2016 Spring Meet stakes schedule include a new name, distance and placement for the $200,000 Wise Dan (GII), a 1 1/16-mile event on turf formerly known as the Firecracker. The Wise Dan is now part of the popular “Downs After Dark” program on Saturday, June 18 headed by the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI). The Wise Dan had previously been run during the closing weekend of the Spring Meet.

The Wise Dan is named in honor of Mort Fink’s two-time Horse of the Year who completed a spectacular racing career with a perfect four-race season in 2014. The Charlie LoPresti-trained gelding by Wiseman’s Ferry compiled a remarkable lifetime record of 23-2-0 in 31 races with earnings of $7,552,920. He earned seven of those victories from his 11 starts at Churchill Downs, which included a pair of triumphs in the Firecracker that included his successful debut on the grass in its 2011 running and a hedge-skimming victory over yielding turf in a driving rain storm in 2013. Wise Dan’s Churchill Downs success also included victories in the Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) in 2013 and 2014, and memorable runs on the main track that included a victory in the 2011?Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) and a runner-up finish in the 2012 Stephen Foster Handicap in which he lost by a head to Ron the Greek. Wise Dan also earned a pair of Eclipse Awards as both turf champion and champion older horse.

?“It means so much to us to have that race named to honor Wise Dan,” LoPresti said. “He’s been a great horse, and we’ve had so much fun with him and we’re proud of him. I’ve often thought that someday somebody would name a race after him, and I’m glad that Churchill was the first to come up with it because he’s won so many races there and is such a big part of Churchill Downs.”

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2016 Kentucky Derby Schedule

Race# Post Time TV Race Age/Sex Distance Surface
1 10:30 HRTV MdSpWt 3up, f&m 6.0 Dirt
2 11:00 HRTV MdSpWt 3up, f&m 8.0 Dirt
3 11:30 HRTV MdSpWt 3up 8.0 Turf
4 12:05 HRTV OC $75k/N1X 3yo,f 7.0 Dirt
5 12:43 HRTV OC $75k/N1X 3yo, f 8.5 Dirt
6 1:26 HRTV Edgewood 3yo, f 8.5 Turf
7 2:08 HRTV G2-Eight Belles 3yo, f 7.0 Dirt
8 3:02 HRTV G2-La Troienne 3up, f&m 8.5 Dirt
9 3:52 HRTV G2-Alysheba 4up 8.5 Dirt
10 4:44 HRTV G2-American Turf 3yo 8.5 Turf
11 5:45 NBCSN G1-Kentucky Oaks 3yo, f 9.0 Dirt
12 6:21 HRTV OC $80k/N3$ 3up, f&m 8.0 Turf
Race# Post Time TV Race Age/Sex Distance Surface
1 10:30 HRTV MdSpWt 3up 6.0 Dirt
2 11:00 HRTV MdSpWt 3up 8.0 Dirt
3 11:30 NBCSN OC $75k/N1X 3yo 8.5 Dirt
4 12:04 NBCSN OC $75k/N1X 3yo 7.0 Dirt
5 12:38 NBCSN OC $100k/N2X 3yo 8.5 Dirt
6 1:19 NBCSN G3-Twin Spires Sprint 4up 5.0 Turf
7 2:08 NBCSN G1-Humana Distaff 4up, f&m 7.0 Dirt
8 2:59 NBCSN G2-Churchill Distaff Turf Mile 4up, f&m 8.0 Turf
9 3:51 NBCSN G2-Churchill Downs 4up 7.0 Dirt
10 4:46 NBC G1-Woodford Turf Classic 4up 9.0 Turf
11 6:24 NBC G1-Kentucky Derby 3yo 10.0 Dirt
12 7:20 HRTV OC $80k/N3$ 3up 8.5 Turf
13 7:50 HRTV Allowance N2$ 3up 6.5 Dirt
Date Time (ET) Races Tv Network
May 5 4:00 pm Kentucky Derby Classics NBCSN
? 5:00 pm Kentucky Derby Access NBCSN
May 6 9:30 am Kentucky Oaks Day Coverage HRTV
4:00 pm Kentucky Derby Classics NBCSN
? 5:00 pm 2013 Kentucky Oaks NBCSN
May 7 9:30 am Kentucky Derby Undercard HRTV
? 11:00 am Kentucky Derby Undercard NBCSN
? 4:00 pm Access at the Kentucky Derby / Red Carpet Special NBC
? 5:00 pm 2016 Kentucky Derby NBC

Below are some of the contenders that will possibly run the day of the race. There are about 30 contenders for the race but these are the most likely ones will be confirmed a place at the event.

2016 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Rank Horse Points Trainer Owner Earnings
1 Gun Runner 151 Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm $ 849200
2 Nyquist 130 Doug O'Neill Reddam Racing LLC $ 3289000
3 Exaggerator 126 J. Keith Desormeaux Big Chief Racing, LLC $ 1628000
4 Outwork 120 Todd Pletcher Repole Stable $ 660000
5 Brody's Cause 114 Dale Romans Albaugh Family Stable $ 1100000
6 Creator 110 Steven M. Asmussen WinStar Farm LLC $ 690000
7 Lani 100 Mikio Matsunaga Ms. Yoko Maeda $ 1300119
8 Mor Spirit 84 Bob Baffert Michael Lund Petersen $ 616800
9 Mohaymen 80 Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Stable $ 807850
10 Danzing Candy 60 Cliff Sise Jr. Halo Farms, Bashor, Jim and Bashor, Diane $ 290000
11 Destin 51 Todd Pletcher Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC $ 338000
12 Suddenbreakingnews 50 Donnie Von Hemel Samuel F. Henderson $ 637000
13 Cupid 50 Bob Baffert Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith $ 542857
14 Oscar Nominated 50 Michael J. Maker Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. $ 321360
15 Shagaf 50 Chad Brown Shadwell Stable $ 270000
16 Whitmore 44 Ron Moquett LaPenta, Robert V., Rosenblum, Harry T. and Southern Springs Stables $ 400000
17 Tom's Ready 44 Dallas Stewart G M B Racing $ 270670
18 My Man Sam 40 Chad C. Brown Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables LLC and Bligh, Jay W. $ 200000
19 Majesto 40 Gustavo Delgado Grupo 7C Racing Stable $ 190000
20 Trojan Nation 40 Patrick Gallagher Gilbert, Julie and Sones, Aaron $ 190000
21 Mo Tom 32 Tom Amoss G M B Racing $ 268326
22 Fellowship 32 Stanley Gold Jacks or Better Farm, Inc. $ 206590
23 Adventist 32 Leah Gyarmati Treadway Racing Stable $ 155000
24 Laoban 32 Eric Guillot McCormick Racing LLC and Southern Equine Stable LLC $ 142000
25 Dazzling Gem 30 Brad Cox Steve Landers Racing LLC $ 150000
26 Cherry Wine 25 Dale L. Romans Pacella, William, Jones, Jr., Frank L. and Shoop Frank $ 145000
27 Discreetness 10 William H. Fires Xpress Thoroughbreds LLC. $ 251011
28 Star Hill 10 Rusty Arnold II Calumet Farm $ 66500

2016 Kentucky Derby Results

1 13 Nyquist Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill -----
2 11 Exaggerator Kent Desormeaux Keith J. Desormeaux 1 ¼
3 5 Gun Runner Florent Geroux Steven M. Asmussen 4 ½
4 14 Mohaymen  Junior Alvarado Kiaran P. McLaughlin 4 ½
5 2 Suddenbreakingnews Luis Quinonez Donnie K. Von Hemel 4 ½

Kentucky Derby Past Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2016 Nyquist Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill Reddam Racing LLC 2:01.31
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Ahmed Zayat 2:03.02
2014 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman Steve Coburn & Perry Martin 2:03.66
2013 Orb Joel Rosario Claude McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III & Phipps Stable 02:02.9
2012 I'll Have Another Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill J. Paul Reddam 02:01.8
2011 Animal Kingdom John Velazquez H. Graham Motion Team Valor 02:02.0
2010 Super Saver Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm 02:04.5
2009 Mine That Bird Calvin Borel Bennie L. Woolley, Jr. Double Eagle Ranch et al. 02:02.7
2008 Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables / P. Pompa 02:01.8


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