Kentucky Derby 2019: The History, Predictions, Odds and More (May 4, 2019 at Churchill Downs)

May 01, 2019
Kentucky Derby 2019: The History, Predictions, Odds and More (May 4, 2019 at Churchill Downs)
It’s that time of year again – it’s the Kentucky Derby! Scheduled for May 4, 2019, the most prestigious horse race in the USA will take place once again on the track at Churchill Downs. Let’s take a look back in time at the history, upcoming thoroughbreds, predictions and odds.

History: Why is the Kentucky Derby Famous?

The history of horse racing at the Derby, began in 1872, when Meriwether Lewis Clark, the grandson of William Clark – yes, the very same guy from Lewis and Clark – made his way across the pond to England. During his travels, he attended the Epsom Derby, which was established nearly 100 years earlier in 1780. This is where the idea to hold a similar race in the United States was born.

After receiving the amazing gift of land from his uncles John and Henry Churchill, Clark broke ground on a racetrack and with sponsorship from the Louisville Jockey Club, enough cash was raised to build the Louisville, Kentucky racetrack. Among an audience of nearly 10,000 viewers, the first Kentucky Derby took place on May 17, 1875 featuring a program of fifteen three-year-old thoroughbred horses. They were off and running across one and a half miles of track among 10,000 spectators with Aristides emerging as the ultimate winner.

2019 Odds & Predictions

According to SportsLine as of Sunday, April 28, 2019

Omaha Beach 3-1

Roadster 7-2

Improbable 5-1

Maximum Security 5-1

Game Winner 6-1

Tacitus 12-1

Code of Honor 14-1

By My Standards 20-1

War of Will 25-1

Spinoff 30-1

Vekoma 30-1

Win Win Win 30-1

Cutting Humor 40-1

Long Range Toddy 60-1

Tax 60-1

Country House 80-1

Haikai 80-1

Gray Magician 100-1

Master Fencer 100-1

Plus Que Parfait 100-1

Signalman 100-1

Bodexpress 200-1

Sueno 300-1

Trainers from all over the US have put their best thoroughbreds forward in preparation for the first leg of the Triple Crown in the Run for the Roses. Following some accurate season predictions already this season, including the winner of the Pegasus World Cup, horse racing expert Hammerin' Hank Goldberg has announced his predictions for the 2019 Derby. His picks are being kept under lock and key unless you’d like to pay a membership fee to SportsLine to review them.

Luckily, there are other predictions out there and it looks like Omaha Beach is the one to beat. Intertops has a list of odds with this horse currently sitting at 6.50 odds to win outright. They’ve also posted odds to place 1 -3. New sign-ups are given the opportunity to choose the welcome offer that suits them.

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