2016 Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wagering starts today

Churchill_Downs smallChurchill Downs Racetrack will offer a new twist to its Future Wager menu this year with the debut of the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which provides bettors with a unique opportunity to wager on select breeding stars and their entire crop of juveniles with the hope of winning the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

For the first time, Derby fans can wager on the sire that will produce the winner of the upcoming Run for the Roses. Like the Future Wager, the sire wager features 23 individual sires of horses in this year’s crop of Kentucky Derby-age Thoroughbreds, along with an “All Others” betting interest.

The inaugural Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which features $2 Win and Exacta wagering, will be offered concurrently with Pool 1 of the traditional Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Both betting pools open a four-day run on Thanksgiving Day and close Sunday at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern). Bets can be placed at Churchill Downs Racetrack, TwinSpires.com and other online wagering outlets and satellite wagering centers across North America. The Nov. 26-29 period will be the only time the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager is offered.

Here’s the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager field (with betting number and morning line odds): Awesome Again (#1, 50-1); Bernardini (#2, 30-1); Blame (#3, 30-1); Candy Ride-ARG (#4, 30-1); Curlin (#5, 30-1); Distorted Humor (#6, 20-1); Eskendereya (#7, 30-1); Ghostzapper (#8, 30-1); Giant’s Causeway (#9, 20-1); Hard Spun (#10, 30-1); Harlan’s Holiday (#11, 30-1); Kitten’s Joy (#12, 30-1); Malibu Moon (#13, 20-1); Medaglia d’Oro (#14, 20-1); Pioneerof the Nile (#15, 15-1); Scat Daddy (#16, 30-1); Street Sense (#17, 30-1); Super Saver (#18, 50-1); Tapit (#19, 15-1); Tiznow (#20, 20-1); Unbridled’s Song (#21, 20-1); Uncle Mo (#22, 20-1); War Front (#23, 20-1); and “All Other Sires” (#24, 1-1).

No scratches or refunds of wagers are permitted in the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager.

Nine of the sires have offspring that are individual betting interests in the traditional Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1, including Tapit who has three (Mohaymen, Synchrony and Conquest Big E) and Bernardini who has two (Greenpointcrusader and Sail Ahoy). The others are Candy Ride-ARG (Gun Runner), Curlin (Exaggerator), Eskendereya (Mor Spirit), Giant’s Causeway (Brody’s Cause), Harlan’s Holiday (Annual Report), Unbridled’s Song (Unbridled Outlaw) and Uncle Mo (Nyquist).