The first pool of this year's Kentucky Derby Future Wager generated a record handle of $510,815. That's almost half the handle generated last year for all three pools of the bet offered by Churchill Downs.

Wagering was offered from Feb. 15 through 4:30 p.m. (EST) Feb. 18. As expected, the "favorite" is the field of "all other 3-year-olds" at 3-1. Point Given is the second choice at 7-1, followed by AP Valentine (9-1), and Dollar Bill and Millennium Wind, who are both 14-1.

Churchill offers 23 separate betting interests, and a 24th that includes all other 3-year-olds being pointed to the May 5 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The second pool will be open March 8-11, and the third April 5-8.

The Future Wager was offered for the first time in 1999, when total handle for three pools was $676,233. Last year, total handle was $1,158,919.

KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL 1 FINAL ODDS

No.--Final Odds--Horse Name--Odds to $1--Will Pay

1--9--AP VALENTINE--$9.90--$21.80
2--50--BUCKLE DOWN BEN--$56.40--$114.80
3--30--BURNING ROMA--$30.40--$62.80
4--35--CITY ZIP--$39.70--$81.40
5--14--DOLLAR BILL--$14.80--$31.60
6--45--EARLY FLYER--$47.90--$97.80
7--25--GLOBAL GAIT--$26.70--$55.40
8--30--GOLD TRADER--$31.90--$65.80
9--19--HERO'S TRIBUTE--$19.50--$41.00
10--30--HOLIDAY THUNDER--$33.70--$69.40
11--35--INVISIBLE INK--$36.80--$75.60
12--40--MEETYOUATHEBRIG--$43.30--$88.60
13--14--MILLENNIUM WIND--$14.50--$31.00
14--17--MONARCHOS--$17.20--$36.40
15--50--MONGOOSE--$56.20--$114.40
16--40--OMMADON--$43.90--$89.80
17--25--OUTOFTHEBOX--$27.30--$56.60
18--40--PALMEIRO--$44.90--$91.80
19--7--POINT GIVEN--$7.00--$16.00
20--24--SONGANDAPRAYER--$24.10--$50.20
21--19--STARTAC--$19.50--$41.00
22--16--STREET CRY--$16.00--$34.00
23--60--TALK IS MONEY--$61.90--$125.80
24--3--ALL OTHER 3-YEAR-OLDS--$3.00--$8.00

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