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The 145th Kentucky Derby Sets All-time Wagering Record

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Derby fans weathered a steady late-afternoon rain as Country House captured the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve over a sloppy track. Wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and on the Kentucky Derby race. Wagering from all-sources on the Kentucky Derby Day program totaled $250.9 million, an 11% increase over the 2018 total and previous record of $225.7 million. Wagering from all-sources on the Kentucky Derby race increased 10% to $165.5 million from the previous record of $149.9 million set last year. This year’s wagering record includes $4.1…


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Kentucky Derby Betting with Cryptocurrency Continues Despite Crypto Winter

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US Racing (www.usracing.com), an international online horse racing service, advised that usage of cryptocurrency to place wagers on the Kentucky Derby will increase over 2018 despite the hard fall all coins faced in what has been called the Crypto Winter. “While the adoption challenge still persists, preventing widespread usage of cryptocurrency, we are seeing more punters adopting this method for wagering on horses,” said Tim Maxwell of US Racing. Nearly $150 million was wagered on last year’s Kentucky Derby (setting a new record) and US Racing expects growth in handle to increase approximately 10-12% for 2019. Although cryptocurrency represents…


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US Racing Announces Updated Odds of the 145th Kentucky Derby in LouisvilleKy following the Scratch of the Favorite, Omaha Beach

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US Racing (www.usracing.com), an international online horse racing service, today announced the updated odds of the 145th Kentucky Derby following the scratch of the favorite, Omaha Beach. Omaha Beach was diagnosed with entrapped epiglottis after a cough and scope, according to trainer Richard Mandella. “This is a game changer and we express our deep sorrows for Mandella and all his connections,” said Kevin Turnbull, Director of Operations at US Racing. “Per the rules of racing, all entries will shift gates inward and Bodexpress will run from Gate 20. For Roadster, this means he is no longer in Gate 17—the only gate…


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Breeders’ Cup in Louisville KY is just days away

Story from Churchill Downs’ website   Louisville, KY., – Following a seven-year hiatus, the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will return to Churchill Downs in earnest on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 – the highlight of an action-packed Fall Meet at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby that began Sunday, Oct. 28. The popular 21-day stand, ends Sunday, Nov. 25. The 129th Fall Meet will showcase lofty purse levels thanks to early returns from state-of-the-art historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming, Churchill Downs Incorporated’s new $65 million facility that opened in mid-September at nearby 4520 Poplar Level Road. Horsemen…


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Confessions of a Derby Day Mutuel Teller

Hats, Horses, and Hooligans, are what defines the Churchill Downs Infield at Derby. But on the other side of the betting window, lies another realm. One filled with 50 cent tri wheels and super hi-fives. It’s where even the greatest of handicappers can have a bad day, and a couple mint juleps can lead to a four figure payoff. It’s the place newcomers and seasoned veterans come to celebrate the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.” Taking bets at the infield at Oaks and Derby isn’t an easy gig. Supervisors at Churchill Downs will say that over the course of the…