Kentucky Derby Picks

Hello race fans!  It is that time of year to open up your wallets and bet on the most exciting 2 minutes in any sport.  Yup that is right people, the Kentucky Derby is here!

I had my first taste of betting on the Derby about 2 years ago.  As a first timer, it can be extremely overwhelming when trying to bet on horses.  There are so many different terms and types of bets.  I recall sweating like a hooker in church when it was time to place my bet.  Thankfully, the clerk was kind and patient as she probably could tell that this was my first time.  It is crazy!  I don’t remember being this nervous or overwhelmed the first time I went to a gentleman’s club.  Ok, I think I have explained enough how nervous I was.  My first experience got me hooked on Derby betting despite losing.  The following year, I prepped a little bit better and ended up winning $150 bucks!  Yay me!  Now that I have two years experience under my belt, I am a little bit wiser and more of a risk taker this year.  So without further delay, here are my picks:

Exacta Box

  • #4 – Danza
  • #5 – California Chrome
  • #6 – Samraat
  • #15 – Tapiture
  • #20 – Wicked Strong

Whoa what does this mean?

It means that if two out the five horses listed above finish in 1st and 2nd, I will win!  An exacta box means that I don’t have to specify which horse wins or comes in second.

Trifecta Box

  • #5 – California Chrome
  • #8 – General A Rod
  • #10 – Wildcat Red
  • #16 – Intense Holiday

This bet is very similar to the exacta box but takes it one step further.  In order for me to win this bet, three out of the four horses must finish in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Across the Board

  • #9 – Vinceremos

I will win this bet if this horse comes in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.  This horse is not predicted or favored to finish within the top three.  I pick this horse because he is an underdog and everyone loves an underdog at the Kentucky Derby.

Wish me luck.  Even in defeat, I will walk with my head high!  Oh who am I kidding, I will be so pissed if I lose!

-MBTC

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