2017 Kentucky Derby odds: Favorites, contenders, betting lines

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Why Kentucky Derby horses are worth much more off the track
Thursday May 4th, 2017

The 2017 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 6. 

The post time for the main race is 6:34 p.m. ET. The races will be broadcast on NBC starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. 

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.

Bookmakers haven't settled on a single odds-on favorite yet for this year's running of the Derby. Classic Empire has the best odds as of Thursday at 11:50 a.m. ET, but McCraken and Irish War Cry aren't far behind. 

A full list of odds is below.


Gate 1: Lookin at Lee (20–1)
Gate 2: Thunder Snow (IRE) (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: Gunnevera (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: McCraken (5–1)
Gate 16: Tapwrite (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)
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