Epicenter Morning-Line Favorite in Final Derby Future Wager

Fans will have the final pari-mutuel opportunity to bet on this year's GI Kentucky Derby in advance of the May 7 race beginning Thursday at noon ET through Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET for Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager ("KDFW"). Pool 5 of the KDFW features 24 betting interests and the 5-1 early morning-line favorite is Winchell Thoroughbreds' GII TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby winner Epicenter (Not This Time). Unlike the previous three-day Kentucky Derby Future Wager opportunities, Pool 5 will feature an early start Thursday and will close...

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Final Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pushed to Next Week

The fifth and final pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), which was scheduled for Mar. 31-Apr. 2, will be delayed one week and now will run Thursday, Apr. 7 through Saturday, Apr. 9. "Our future wager selection committee met Monday and wanted to use a few key horses within the top 23 betting interests, specifically the filly Secret Oath, who runs in Saturday's Arkansas Derby, and the runner-up in last weekend's UAE Derby, Summer Is Tomorrow," said Darren Rogers, Churchill Downs' Senior Director of Communications and Media Services....

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Smile Happy, White Abarrio Top Individual Choices in Derby Future Wager Pool 3

The third of five pools for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is set for its three-day stand Friday at noon with the pari-mutuel field of "All Other 3-Year-Olds" tabbed as the clear 5-2 morning line favorite while Lucky Seven Stable's undefeated Smile Happy (Runhappy) along with C2 Racing Stable and La Milagrosa Stable's GIII Holy Bull S. winner White Abarrio (Race Day) lead the individual choices at 8-1. The third KDFW pool will run through Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. Bettors can place win and exacta wagers at simulcast outlets...

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