Churchill Downs Racetrack has established dates for three wagering pools for its Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and a single pool for its Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”) in 2013.
Scheduled dates for the trio of three-day, Friday-through-Sunday wagering pools in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:
KDFW Pool 1: Feb. 8-10 (12 weeks in advance of Derby)
KDFW Pool 2: March 1-3 (nine weeks in advance of Derby)
KDFW Pool 3: March 22-24 (six weeks in advance of Derby)
The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool for 2013 will run concurrently to the March 1-3 Derby Future pool.
The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Future Wagers offer racing fans an opportunity to wager on potential contenders well in advance of those races at odds that could be significantly more attractive than those available on the days on which the classic American races for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds are run. The $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) will be run for the 139th consecutive year at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4. The $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies, will be run in its traditional calendar location on Friday, May 3 – the eve of the “Run for the Roses.”
Wagering on the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future bets will be offered at Churchill Downs and racetracks throughout North America; via TwinSpires.com, the official online wagering site of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”), and other advance deposit wagering (“ADW”) sites; and at simulcast centers and off-track wagering sites.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which was launched in 1999, will be offered for the 15th consecutive year. The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager is entering its 11th year and for the fifth consecutive year as a single-pool wager. The future bet for the Oaks was introduced in 2003.
Each pool of the Derby and Oaks wagers feature 24 wagering interests that include 23 individual horses and a mutuel field, known by many fans as the “All Others” bet. The KDFW mutuel field, listed as #24 on the roster of each pool’s respective betting interests, features all 3-year-olds other than the 23 individual Thoroughbreds in the pool. The “All Others” bet in the Oaks pool, also listed as #24, features all 3-year-old fillies other than the 23 individual horses on that pool’s betting roster.
Both wagers offer $2-minimum win betting and exacta wagering, which is available in the form of $2 minimum straight exacta bets or $1-minimum exacta boxes and part-wheels. No scratches or betting refunds are permitted in either wager, but wagering on a Derby or Oaks Future Wager horse will be suspended immediately if Churchill Downs determines that injury, illness or other circumstance revealed during a pool would prevent a horse from competing in their respective race. (A CDI Press release)
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