American Pharoah Odds on Favorite at 141st Kentucky Derby

On May 2, horsing fans and bettors will be focused on Churchill Downs for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Bob Baffert one of the best trainers in horseracing should saddle the top two favorites in the race.

American Pharoah is currently listed as the favorite at 3 to 1, on most sportsbooks, while Dortmund a stablemate is currently 4 to 1. Trainer Richard Violette has Upstart next in line at 9 to 2.

The morning line odds are to be posted upon the postposition draw at Churchill Downs on Wednesday.

Since 1978, horseracing has waited for a Triple Crown winner. That year Affirmed won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.

However, this year, American Pharoah is being showered with superlatives. The horse is just 10 to 1 to win the three races. One sportsbook is offering odds of 7 to 1 for any horse to win the Triple Crown in 2015.

One horse agent that has been in the business for over 35 years says American Pharoah is the best horse he has ever seen.

He called American Pharoah the Michael Jordan of horseracing. He stays in the air for so long and its seems he does not have just one gear remaining but possibly two or more, added the agent.

Of course, the veteran Baffert is holding back on his excitement. Baffert said the horse surprises him each time he runs and that he was looking forward to everything going well. However, he will still need a bit of racing luck, like getting a decent post, will have to break well and get the trip. Baffert added that a great deal could happen around the track so nothing will be taken for granted.

Here are the current odds for the 141st Kentucky Derby along with a few props.

American Pharoah    3/1

Dortmund                4/1

Carpe Diem             12/1

Upstart                                9/2

Mubtaahji                 12/1

Materiality               12/1

Frosted                       14/1

Firing Line               15/1

International Star 15/1

El Kabeir                   22/1

One Lucky Dane        25/1

Keen Ice                    25/1

War Story                 30/1

Itsaknockout              30/1

Bolo                        30/1

Danzig Moon              35/1

Frammento             40/1

Madefromlucky          50/1

Stanford                    50/1

Tencendur                60/1

Ocho Ocho Ocho        60/1

Mr. Z                       60/1

Bold Conquest             75/1

St Joe Bay                125/1

Pain and Misery         150/1

Firespike                   150/1

Metaboss                  150/1

The Truth or Else   250/1

Task from glory          150/1


Will American Pharoah win – Yes +310, No -380

Will a Horse win the Triple Crown – Yes +700, No -380

Will a horse win two of the three races in the Triple Crown Yes +140, No -160

Kentucky Derby Official Winning Time – Over/Under 202.2