The Kentucky Derby is one of the greatest traditions in horse racing. Many horse racing bettors have noticed a trend over the past 3 Kentucky Derbys. Many of the favorites have went on to win the race. Let’s take a look at the last 3 Kentucky Derby winners.
2016 – Nyquist
Nyquist was a big favorite going into the Kentucky Derby. With several graded wins, most of the smart money was on Nyquist to win the race. In fact, Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby in 2016 going off at 2 to 1 betting odds.
2015 – American Pharoah
In 2015, American Pharoah became the first horse in many decades to win the Triple Crown. American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby at 2.9 to 1 betting odds.
2014 – California Chrome
How could anyone forget California Chrome. Many experts believed that California Chrome could have been a Triple Crown winner if it weren’t for a few controversial events. Chrome won the Kentucky Derby at 5-2.
Could a Favorite Win Again in the 2017 Kentucky Derby?
If the trend stays the same, the Derby day favorite could go on to win the race. Although this year, many experts believe that the field could be wide open. Look for the horse entering the Kentucky Derby with the most momentum to be a value bet in this race.