Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Florida Derby Winner Quality Road Favored In Final Pool of 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 31, 2009) – Edward P. Evans’ homebred Quality Road, a sparkling winner of the Florida Derby (Grade I) and Fountain of Youth (GII), wears the mantle of morning line favorite among 24 betting interests for the third and final pool of Churchill Downs’ 2009 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDWF”), which opens four days of betting at racetracks and satellite wagering outlets on Thursday, April 2.
Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be the second in the 11-year history of the wager to offer exacta wagering along with its traditional $2 minimum “win” wager. The first exacta pool offered during the Feb. 12-15 second pool of the 2009 Derby Future bet attracted $104,017 of a total of $380,420 wagered during the four-day betting. The Kentucky Derby Future Exacta also requires a minimum bet of $2.
The “all others” wager was favored in both of this year’s earlier KDFW pools. It closed as the 9-5 choice in February’s Pool 2 and the 9-2 fan’s choice in Pool 2 in March.
. The Kentucky Derby Future Wager offers fans the opportunity to wager on contenders for the 2009 “Run for the Roses” at odds that could be far more attractive than those they would receive on the day of the race. Wagering on Pool 3 will open at noon (all times EDT) on Thursday, April 2, and concludes on Sunday, April 5, at 6 p.m. Final payouts on both the win and exacta wagers in KDFW Pool 2 will be determined by the odds that are in place at conclusion of wagering in the four-day pool.
The 135th running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Nine new horses are among the individual betting interests in Pool 3. Wagering interests for the respective pools in are chosen by a three-member panel that includes Daily Racing Form correspondents Mike Watchmaker and Brad Free, and John Asher, Churchill Downs’ vice president, Racing Communications.
Real time odds, exacta payouts and other information on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are available on the official event Web site at http://www.kentuckyderby.com.
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