Kentucky Derby & Oaks Future Wager
Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers allow racing fans to bet on potential contenders in the Derby and Oaks before the races’ final entrants are determined.
The traditional Kentucky Derby & Oaks Future Wagers are an opportunity for fans to bet early in the racing season on horses whom they think have the potential to earn a spot in the starting gate and go on to win the Kentucky Derby & Oaks races. Future Wager bets typically offer larger payouts than betting the same horse on race day because it is not yet known which horses will ultimately qualify to run in the Derby & Oaks.
New in 2015, the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager lets fans wager on world-class sires (a horse’s father), winning if any one of their offspring wins the Kentucky Derby. The sires available for selection in this pool include past Kentucky Derby-winning sires such as Distorted Humor, Malibu Moon, Pioneerof the Nile, and Uncle Mo as well as past Horses of the Year Curlin and Ghostzapper plus morning line favorite Tapit.