The 2017 Kentucky Derby live TV and online coverage for the 143rd Run for the Roses is still four days away, however, earlier today we learned the official post positions and early morning odds for the field at Churchill Downs.
Wanting to draw the inside rail is something many jockeys prefer at the Kentucky Derby, and in most races in general. However, this year, the top four horses have the highest odds on the board!
Lookin at Lee has the No. 1 spot and is listed at 20/1, while Thunder Snow will start next to him in the No. 2 hole, also with odds of 20/1. The three horse, Fast and Accurate is a whopping 50/1 and the No. 4 horse, Untapped is 30/1. Can you imagine what a 1, 2, 3, 4 Superfecta would pay out?
Honestly, many experts believe that outside of Classic Empire and Always Dreaming, the list of contenders in the 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is on the “weaker” side. Don’t buy that for a minute. Sure these two are running well right now, but remember this, these 20 horses are here for a reason – they are the best in America.
The 2017 Kentucky Derby will air live on NBC at 6:00 p.m. ET, with a post time scheduled for 6:34 p.m. ET. The Derby can also be seen via live stream through NBC Sports.com. Just be sure to download the NBC Sports App on your tablet or cell phone and you can watch the 2017 Kentucky Derby where you may be at post time!
Here are the latest odds (courtesy of Oddsshark) for the big race this Saturday.
2017 Kentucky Derby Lineup & Odds
|1||Lookin At Lee||Corey Lanerie||Steve Asmussen||+2800|
|2||Thunder Snow||Christophe Soumillon||Saeed bin Suroor||+1600|
|3||Fast and Accurate||Channing Hill||Mike Maker||+6600|
|4||Untrapped||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Steve Asmussen||+5000|
|5||Always Dreaming||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||+400|
|6||State of Honor||Jose Lezcano||Mark Casse||+4000|
|7||Girvin||Mike Smith||Joe Sharp||+1600|
|8||Hence||Florent Geroux||Steve Asmussen||+2200|
|9||Irap||Mario Gutierrez||Doug O’Neill||+2500|
|10||Gunnevera||Javier Castellano||Antonio Sano||+1200|
|11||Battle of Midway||Flavien Prat||Jerry Hollendorfer||+2800|
|12||Sonneteer||Kent Desormeaux||Keith Desormeaux||+3300|
|13||J Boys Echo||Luis Saez||Dale Romans||+3300|
|14||Classic Empire||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse||+425|
|15||McCraken||Brian Hernandez Jr.||Ian Wilkes||+650|
|16||Tapwrit||Jose Ortiz||Todd Pletcher||+2500|
|17||Irish War Cry||Rajiv Maragh||Graham Motion||+650|
|18||Gormley||Victor Espinoza||John Shirreffs||+1600|
|19||Practical Joke||Joel Rosario||Chad Brown||+1600|
|20||Patch||Tyler Gaffalione||Todd Pletcher||+3300|