Thursday May 5th, 2016

The 2016 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday at Churchill Downs at 6:43 p.m. ET.

Last year’s winner, American Pharoah, became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

Nyquist, this year’s favorite at 3–1 odds, drew Gate 13, the same position he started from before winning last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Since 1990, four horses have won from the No. 13 spot with the most recent being Smarty Jones in 2004.

The top challenger is expected to be Exaggerator, who is currently given 5–1 odds. He drew the No. 11 post.

Check out the full odds for all the horses, here.

• LAYDEN: Behind Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist, a familiar team

Below are the available prop bets for the Kentucky Derby on Bovada:

Will there be a Triple Crown winner in 2016? 

Yes: 9–2

No:  2–17

What will be the Kentucky Derby winning time?

Over 2:02.90 at 5–6

Under 2:02,90 at 5–6

Was the 2016 winner bred in Kentucky?

Yes at 1–40

No at 10–1

Will the crowd attendance exceed that of the 170,513 of 2015?

Yes at 11–10

No at 2–3

Will Secretariat's Record time of 1:59.40 be broken?

Yes at 10–1

No at 1–40

Will the winning horse win the Preakness?

Yes at 3–2

No at 1–2

Will the winning horse win the Belmont Stakes?

Yes at 5–2

No at 1–4

Will any horse win 2 of 3 Triple Crown races?

Yes at 11–10

No at 2–3

How many lengths will the winner win by?

More than or equal to one length at 1–2

Less than 1 length at 3–2

How many lengths will the winner win by?

More than or equal to 3 lengths at 3–2

Less than 3 lengths at 1–2

Will there be an inquiry?

Yes at 9–2

No at 2–17

Where will winning horse start?

Gate 1 to 10 at 17–10

Gate 11 to 20 at 2–5

Winning horse's name will start with letter?

A to L at 27–20

M to Z at 4–7

Winning horse's saddlecloth number will be?

Odd at 10–27

Even at 9–5

How many words will be in the name if the Derby winner?

One at 10–29

Two at 13–4

Three or more at 7–1

Winning jockey's last name starts with?

A to G at 4–7

H to Z at 27–20

Winning trainer's last name starts with?
A to G at 27–20

H to Z at 4–7

Did the winner win his last race before the Derby?

Yes at 1–2

No at 3–2

Last place horse's saddlecloth number will be?

Odd at 5–6

Even at 5–6

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