• Track the average odds for the most talked-about horses competing at the 2020 Kentucky Derby
  • See which thoroughbreds have won the Derby in years past 
  • View which trainers and jockeys have had the most success at Churchill Downs

The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled to take place at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, September 5, 202 after being delayed from May 2 due to the coronavirus. We’ve been tracking the odds for every fleet-footed thoroughbred since they became available. The main graph on this page has been generated by calculating the average from many of our most trusted sportsbooks.

Kentucky Derby Top Contenders

  • [3/20/20] After the postponement of the Derby due to coronavirus this week, several new horses have emerged as top contenders to win, including Charlatan, who is now co-favored at +700 with Authentic
  • [2/6/20] Plenty of new horses emerging among the contenders in this most recent odds update with horses like Nadal and Thousand Words coming in at less than 20-1 odds, while Tiz The Law has shortened from 16-1 to 10-1 and Honor A P from 25-1 to 17-1
  • [12/5/19] Only weeks since our last update and Independence Hall has already shortened from 18-1 to 14-1
  • [11/18/19] Dennis Moment and Tis the Law are early 14-1 favorites

2020 Kentucky Derby Odds

Horse Odds at BetOnline
Authentic +700
Charlatan +700
Tiz The Law +800
Nadal +1000
Maxfield +1600
Ete Indien +2000
Honor AP +2000
Independence Hall +2000
Mr Monomoy +2000
Enforceable +2500
Gouverneur Morris +2500

Odds taken Mar. 20. For all horses visit BetOnline

Past 10 Kentucky Derby Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2010 Super Saver Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher
2011 Animal Kingdom John Velazquez H Graham Motion
2012 I’ll Have Another Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill
2013 Orb Joel Rosario Claude R McGaughey III
2014 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert
2016 Nyquist Mario Gutierrez Doug F O’Neill
2017 Always Dreaming John Velazquez Todd Pletcher
2018 Justify Mike E Smith Bob Baffert
2019 Country House Flavien Prat William I. Mott

2019 saw Country House win the Kentucky Derby in sloppy conditions after Maximum Security was the first horse in 145 years to be disqualified after initially winning the race. In 2018 Justify became just the 13th winner of the American Triple Crown after finishing first at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.

Trainers with the Most Kentucky Derby Wins


Will 2020 be the year that Bob Baffert catches up with Ben A Jones? The Arizona-born trainer has compiled over 2,800 career wins, including five Kentucky Derbies from 1997 to 2018.

Last year both trainer Bill Mott and jockey Flavien Prat won their first Kentucky Derbies.

Jockeys with the Most Kentucky Derby Wins

Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack were both under 5’5″, but they remain true giants in the world of horse racing, having won five Kentucky Derbies each. The pair are enshrined in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs.


Archived Kentucky Derby Odds: 2019


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