Kentucky Derby 2017 odds: Betting lines, favorites to win

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Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

If the early odds are any indication, the 2017 Kentucky Derby promises to be a good one.

Oddsmakers haven’t settled on a single favorite for the 143rd running of the Derby, which will be held Saturday in the early evening.

Last year’s winner, Nyquist, took off as a 2–1 favorite. Nyquist went on to finish third in the Preakness Stakes and was pulled out of the Belmont because of an illness.

Nyquist won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as a two-year-old in 2015 and the winner of last year’s Juvenile—Classic Empire—is among the favorites for this year's race.

A full list of odds is below.

2017 Kentucky Derby Odds

Gate 1: Looking at Lee 20–1

Gate 2: Thunder Snow 20–1

Gate 3: Fast and Accurate 50–1

Gate 4: Untrapped 30–1

Gate 5: Always Dreaming 5–1

Gate 6: State of Honor 30–1

Gate 7: Girvin 15–1

Gate 8: Hence 15–1

Gate 9: Irap 20–1

Gate 10: Gunnevara 15–1

Gate 11: Battle of Midway 30–1

Gate 12: Sonneteer 50–1

Gate 13: J Boys Echo 20–1

Gate 14: Classic Empire 4–1

Gate 15: McCracken 5–1

Gate 16: Tapwrit 20–1

Gate 17: Irish War Cry 6–1

Gate 18: Gormley 15–1

Gate 19: Practical Joke 20–1

Gate 20: Patch 30–1

AE: Royal Mo 20–1

AE: Master Plan: 50–1

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