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  • American Pharoah<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah's M-L Odds Lowered to 4-5

    Following the scratch of Beholder from the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has lowered Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's morning-line odds from 6-5 to 4-5.

  • Projected Kentucky Derby Win Odds

    Picking a Kentucky Derby favorite is much easier than picking the Kentucky Derby winner, but tabbing his (and 19 others') off odds is among the more difficult guessing games in the Sport of Kings.

  • If Zenyatta runs in the Breeders' Cup Classic, she will be the favorite on the official Breeders' Cup morning line.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta Would Be Favored in BC Classic

    If Zenyatta's connections opt to run her in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), she will be the favorite on the official Breeders' Cup morning line.

  • Rachel Alexandra the 2-1 Preakness Favorite

    With slightly more than two hours until post for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the filly Rachel Alexandra is the 2-1 favorite. Four other horses are single-digit odds.

  • Rachel Alexandra at Pimlico<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel Alexandra Heavy Preakness Choice

    If the payoffs for the daily double involving the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) and Preakness (gr. I) are any indication, the filly Rachel Alexandra will be the big favorite for the middle leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Friesan Fire and Larry Jones at Churchill Downs.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Friesan Fire 7-2 Derby Favorite

    With three hours to post and more than $10 million in the win pool, Friesan Fire is the 7-2 favorite for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Derby winner Big Brown is the heavy favorite in early Preakness wagering.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Brown Big Favorite

    The early Preakness (gr. I) wagering is no surprise, with Big Brown an overwhelming favorite. The winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is the heavy 1-9 choice to win the Preakness and have a shot at the Triple Crown three weeks later.

  • Barbaro 3-5 for Preakness Stakes

    As of 4:30 p.m. and with more than $5 million in the mutuel pool, Barbaro was 3-5 at Pimlico Race Course for today's Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Post time for the race is approximately 6:14 p.m.

  • Barbaro and trainer Michael Matz currently favored to win tomorrow's Kentucky Derby.

    Early Derby Favorite Barbaro at 5-1

    With nearly $400,000 in the pool, admittedly a small amount compared to what will eventually be wagered to win on the Derby, the favorite is only 6-1.

  • 'Field' Is Strong Favorite in Opening Oaks Future Pool

    Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager enters its fourth year with no clear individual favorite for the track's prestigious grade I race for 3-year-old fillies, so the mutuel field has been installed as the solid 7-2 morning line choice as the wager opens its Jan. 26-29 run.

  • Bellamy Road is favorite.

    Bellamy Road 5-2 in Advance Wagering

    The crowd at Churchill Downs has settled on Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Bellamy Road as the favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Afleet Alex (left) and Bellamy Road, pictured in final Derby works, are early favorites in advance wagering.

    Afleet Alex Favored in Advance Derby Wagering

    Granted, the pool is still small, but the bettors on Kentucky Oaks day pushed more than $380,000 into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) win pool on Friday. And they made Afleet Alex the favorite over program pick Bellamy Road.

  • Ouija Board among this year's European Cup contingent.

    Europeans Not as Strong This Year?

    On the heels of a Breeders' Cup when they had a huge day, the Europeans do not seem to hold as strong a hand this year.

  • Some fans enjoy local delicacies as bettors make Smarty Jones the overwhelming favorite to complete the Triple Crown sweep.

    Smart Money Makes Smarty Jones 1-5

    The early money wagered on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) has made Smarty Jones an overwhelming 1-5 choice over his eight rivals as he attempts to become racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

  • Trainer Michael Dickinson, right, with current Derby favorite Tapit.

    Bettors Settle on Smarty Jones as Favorite

    The crowd at Churchill Downs has established Smarty Jones as the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite. In the advance wagering at 2:30 p.m.--with post time at 6:04--Smarty Jones is the 4-1 choice.

  • Tote Companies Discuss Delays in Getting Final Odds

    Delays in the length of time it takes to get final odds posted on a race in progress -- a vexing technological problem in the simulcasting age of racing -- can be improved, but aren't going away any time soon, a panel of tote company representatives told the International Simulcasting Conference on Sept. 30.

  • Fan with sign indicative of Funny Cide's supporters who have driven down the gelding's odds.

    Funny Cide 4-5 to Take Triple Crown

    With less than an hour until post time for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Funny Cide is the 4-5 favorite of the wagering public. It goes without saying New Yorkers want to see the New York-bred gelding become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner.

  • Bettors at Pimlico, who have made Peace Rules and Funny Cide co-favorites for the Preakness.

    Funny Cide, Peace Rules 3-1 for Preakness

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide is the 3-1 co-favorite for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) as of early wagering registered by 4:32 p.m. Peace Rules is also now 3-1. At 7-2 is the Bob and Beverly Lewis entry of Scrimshaw and Senor Swinger. There is $459,714 in the win pool.

  • Odds tighten as racetime nears.

    Empire Maker Moves to 3-1

    Last year, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite was an incredibly high 6-1. Unlike Harlan's Holiday a year ago, Empire Maker was supposed be lower than 2-1. Well, it doesn't look like that is going to happen.

  • War Emblem Even Money in Early Wagering

    With only $1 million in the pool, War Emblem is even money with those on hand at Belmont Park to complete the Triple Crown. Of course, there is still an hour until the first race on the Belmont Stakes Day card.

  • England's William Hill Releases Odds

    When the pre-entries were announced Wednesday, the British betting shops released their odds on the eight Breeders' Cup races. Among them is William Hill, which announced the following prices:

  • Point Given, galloping at Pimlico Thursday, is co-favored with Monarchos in early Preakness wagering.

    Point Given Slight Favorite in Preakness Wagering

    With two and a half hours to the post, Point Given is the slight favorite at 2-1 in the 126th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. There is only $423,135 in the win pool. Monarchos and Point Given were both 5-2, but the public has now made Point Given, fifth as the favorite in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), the narrow choice.

  • Point Given Still 2-1 as Derby Pool Grows

    As the Kentucky Derby win pool grew to $6.3 million by 4:00 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Point Given was still favored at 2-1 odds. That is a radical departure from advance wagering Friday, when Dollar Bill was favored over Point Given.