Keyword: kentucky derby favorites

  • Giacomo, defied his 50-1 odds to win the 2005 Kentucky Derby.

    Odds-On Favorites Are Good Bet in Derby

    Giacomo's shocking win at 50-1 odds in the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) served as a reminder that any horse can win on Derby day. Combined with the fact that only two favored horses (Fusaichi Pegasus and Smarty Jones) have won the Derby in the past 25 years, bettors may think betting on favorites in the race is futile. However, a quick look at history shows that some favorites are almost a sure bet.