Kentucky Derby 2021 Betting Preview

This weekend Saturday, May 1st America’s Greatest Race and the most exciting two minutes in sports takes place at the Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky.

The post-position draw for the 2021 Kentucky Derby was executed earlier today, and now the complete set of odds for the 20 competing horses is available. BetOnline released early Kentucky Derby odds in early November, and Essential Quality was the 12/1 favorite among a limited field of projected runners.

Not much has changed except for the odds as Essential Quality remains the favorite, but this time with 5/2, or +250, odds. Hot Rod Charlie was initially installed with 25/1 odds and is now 8/1.

Another notable movement in the odds comes behind Keepmeinmind, who was the second favorite in November with 20/1 odds, now listed at 40/1.

Kentucky Derby Odds

  • 14 Essential Quality 5/2
  • 15 Rock Your World 5/1
  • 1 Known Agenda 15/2
  • 9 Hot Rod Charlie 8/1
  • 17 Highly Motivated 10/1
  • 8 Medina Spirit 12/1
  • 7 Mandaloun 18/1
  • 11 Dynamic One 20/1
  • 16 King Fury 20/1
  • 10 Midnight Bourbon 20/1
  • 6 O Besos 22/1
  • 20 Bourbonic 33/1
  • 19 Soup and Sandwich 33/1
  • 18 Super Stock 33/1
  • 4 Keepmeinmind 40/1
  • 3 Brooklyn Strong 50/1
  • 12 Helium 50/1
  • 13 Hidden Stash 50/1
  • 2 Like the King 50/1
  • 5 Sainthood 50/1

For the latest odds on the Kentucky Derby and other major races: BetOnline Horse Betting