Churchill Downs has established dates for the trio of four-day wagering pools that will make up the 2007 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks future wagers.The three pools for the ninth Kentucky Derby Future Wager and the fourth Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will again run concurrently. The dates for the 2007 KDFW and KOFW pools are:Pool 1 – February 8-11
Pool 2 – March 8-11
Pool 3 – April 12-15Wagering in the respective Thursday-Sunday pools will open daily at noon (Eastern). Each of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools is scheduled to close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, while the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pools will close a half-hour later at 6:30 p.m.The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Future Wagers are minimum $2 win wagers only. Winning pay-outs in all Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager pools are based on the odds that are in place on each wagering interest at the conclusion of each respective pool. The 133rd running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby (gr. I) is scheduled for May 5 at Churchill Downs. The $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), which will also be run for 133rd time in 2007, is set for May 4.
A total of $1,471,606 was wagered during the three Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools in 2006 – the third highest betting total in its history. Betting in the 2006 Oaks Future pools totaled $171,814.