How to bet the Kentucky Derby

kentucky-derby-partyWant to know how to bet on the Kentucky Derby? The running of the 2013 Kentucky Derby is just hours away, but the betting action starts early with several races at Churchill Downs. If you're having a party and want to make things fun you can download a printable Kentucky Derby props sheet, have your friends put up a few bucks to create a pot and the one who picks the prop winners can take the cash. Or like me, you can simply setup an account at an online racebook and bet any race throughout the day.

Either way, betting on the horses while you watch the broadcast is much more exciting than if you were just watching.

It's really simple to get setup to bet on the Kentucky Derby, here's how...

Step1: Select your favorite online racebook. My recommendation would be, but you can also select either or Any of these online racebooks are reputable and provide excellent customer service. Having an account at is much more flexible since you can also play casino games and poker with the same account.

Step 2: Fund your account. While many of these online racebooks offer all types of deposit options, each is different, so take a look at each and decide which deposit option is best for you.

Step 3: Make your Kentucky Derby selections. You can all types of wagers including the basic Win - Place - Show type wagers or you can make even more exotic wagers. Bovada, Twinspires and TVG offer all types of Kentucky Derby wagers.

Those are the basics of "How to bet on the Kentucky Derby" if you have any questions or would like us to help please feel free to contact us via Facebook or simply use our contact form. We are also available for live chat if you need us.


The fastest and easiest Racebook to wager on the Derby is Bovada. If you choose Twinspires you will need to verify your identity and fullfill these obligations first.

Your account will be set up once you provide us copies of the following 3 forms of identification: 
1. Driver's License OR government issued ID, and
2. Social Security Card OR legal tax document, and
3. Utility Bill showing the utilities are being paid at the address you provided during registration.

Good luck with all your Kentucky Derby wagers today!

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