'All Others' Favored in Derby Future Wagering

'All Others' Favored in Derby Future Wagering
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Lookin At Lucky was installed at 8-1 odds and was the second overall choice in the future wager.
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When Pool 1 of the Future Wager for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) closed Feb. 14, the horses included as the “all others” option was the 3-2 favorite.

The “all others” category, also referred to as the mutuel field, consists of all 3-year-olds other than the 23 other individual horses upon which wagers were taken during the three-day wagering period. A total of $466,048 was wagered in Pool 1. A total $385,995 was wagered on win bets and $80,053 in the exacta pool.
 
If a horse from the mutuel field wins the Derby, the Pool 1 payoff would be $5. Since the Future Wager was conceived in 1999, the mutuel field has been the betting favorite.
 
Among individual horses, Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male Lookin At Lucky   was installed at 8-1 odds and was the second overall choice in the betting, followed by Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner Buddy's Saintat 10-1.
 
The longest shots in Pool 1 were Concord Point   and Make Music For Me  , each at 99-1.
 
The smallest exacta probable payoff from Pool1 would be the $51.20 return on the mutuel field over Lookin at Lucky.
 
 

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