"The Field" closes as favorite in Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 1

"The Field" closes as favorite in Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 1

The march towards the Kentucky Derby has begun and after this weekend's Pool 1 of Kentucky Derby future wagers, the public so far believes that the eventual Derby winner is not one of the big names right now.  The Kentucky Derby Futures wager offers betting on 23 runners who are early contenders for the Kentucky Derby as well as a 24th option, The Field, which includes all other horses.  With over $494,000 bet in the pool over the weekend, The Field closed as the strong 3/2 favorite.  Last years Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was a member of The Field in Pool 1. 

Union Rags was the second choice at 7 to 1, even though he hasn't raced yet in 2012.  Two year old Champion Hansen is 26 to 1 after his dull performance in his first start of the year, while Algorithms is the third choice at 12 to 1 odds. 

For a complete list of final odds CLICK HERE

For a list of the exacta probables CLICK HERE

Racing fans can follow all the Kentucky Derby Trail action at Portland Meadows or any of our 11 state wide off track betting locations.  Also many of the big prep races for the Kentucky Derby are our Feature Races of the Week.  As Feature Races of the Week, you can get free past performances for these races out of our VEST kiosks, as well as a fantastic lunch special with a regional flare.  This week is the El Camino Real Derby from Golden Gate Fields on Saturday, and we'll be showcasing a delicious Tuscan Chicken Sandwich on Focaccia bread for just $5.50. 

Also, as a great bonus for Portland Meadows Rewards Members, they'll recieve 5X Bonus Points for playing the track where the Feature Race of the Week is contested.  So all bets you make on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, you'll recieve 5 times the points you normally would. 

To check out upcoming Feature Races of the Week CLICK HERE