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Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Pool Three

Wagering is closed now for Pool Three of this year's Kentucky Derby Future Wager. This was the final pool for 2003 and included a future wager on the Kentucky Oaks. Total wagering for Pool Three was $222,261 for the $2 minimum wager, down from last year's $524,847, the lowest for Pool Three since the wager was inaugurated in 1999. Florida Derby winner Empire Maker was made the overwhelming favorite at 2.50-1.

The bet is a two dollar minimum wager to win only. Past performances are available free online from BRIS and TrackMaster, plus a ClassGraph from Equibase. If you want more information and analysis, you can purchase the Futures Edition from the Daily Racing Form.

You may check the entries and odds for Pool One here and Pool Two here. Below are the betting numbers with opening odds for Pool Three plus final odds for Pools One and Two. The Kentucky Oaks Future entries follow.

2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Official Field - Pool Three
#NameM/L OddsPool 1
Final Odds
Pool 2
Final Odds
Pool 3
Final Odds
  1Alysweep30-1--  71.00
  2Aristocat50-1- 64.10  48.90
  3Atswhatimtalknbout6-1  28.80  8.90  13.40
  4Badge of Silver15-1  11.30 10.60   9.60
  5Brancusi20-1--  38.60
  6Buddy Gil12-1--  13.10
  7Domestic Dispute20-1  19.80 28.40  41.50
  8During30-1--  93.70
  9Empire Maker3-1  12.80    3.70   2.50
10Funny Cide50-1  93.00 59.40  57.70
11Inamorato50-1- 37.50  68.80
12Indy Dancer15-1  18.80 17.60  18.20
13Kafwain12-1  12.00 15.60  18.20
14Lion Tamer20-1  20.40 19.40  43.30
15Man Among Men30-1  29.10 25.20  28.30
16Ministers Wild Cat30-1  24.70 27.40  28.90
17New York Hero20-1--  40.50
18Ocean Terrace30-1- 40.00  47.10
19 Offlee Wild30-1  34.90 37.30  24.20
20Peace Rules12-1  66.30 18.10  12.40
21Region of Merit50-1- 48.00  46.10
22Ten Most Wanted30-1--  17.40
23Trust N Luck30-1  19.10 29.70  Scratched
24 All Other 3-Year-Olds10-1    2.20    3.60   7.20
Horses Removed for Pool Three
 Apalachian Thunder-  62.60-  
 Champali-- 56.10  
 Composure (f)-- 38.70  
 Great Notion-- 66.50  
 Ozzie Cat-  50.70-  
 Saintly Look-  65.20-  
 Seattle Hoofer-  42.40-  
 Senor Swinger-  43.60 72.90  
 Siberland-114.90-  
 Sky Mesa-  12.10-  
 Supah Blitz--164.70  
 Ten Cents A Shine-  34.40 46.50  
 Toccet-  12.00-  
 Whywhywhy-  62.40-  
 (f) - filly;     M/L = morning line

This year marked the debut of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Storm Flag Flying was made the favorite at 3.80-1 despite having no starts in 2003 as yet. She is expected to maker her season debut at Aqueduct on April 18, and is by no means certain to even start in the Oaks at this point. Free past performances are available from BRIS.

2003 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Official Field
#NameM/L OddsFinal Odds
  1Allspice50-1  60.90
  2Atlantic Ocean12-1  25.40
  3Bird Town20-1  15.80
  4Danuta30-1  15.40
  5Elloluv  5-1   6.20
  6Final Round50-1  26.50
  7Go For Glamour50-1  67.90
  8Harbor Blues50-1  99.10
  9Holiday Lady50-1   7.30
10Island Fashion30-1  48.40
11Ivanavinalot10-1  40.20
12 Lady Tak5-1  10.90
13 Mezzo Soprano30-1Scratched
14Midnight Cry30-1  53.60
15My Boston Gal20-1  21.70
16My Trusty Cat30-1  27.40
17Perfect Story50-1  40.70
18Ruby's Reception50-1  42.00
19Santa Catarina10-1  19.50
20Storm Flag Flying  4-1   3.80
21Unbridled Femme50-1  64.90
22Westerly Breeze30-1  43.10
23Yell  8-1  19.90
24 All Other 3-Year-Old Fillies     20-1  10.40

You may also want to participate in Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby fantasy stable contest the Road to the Roses Fantasy Challenge. The contest is open for entries now and the first race was the Fountain of Youth on February 15th.

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