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2008 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager
Pool One

Date: 02/05/08

Pool One of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed. As expected the field wound up the favorite at only 3-1. Pyro, off his impressive win in the Risen Star, closed as the pool's second choice at 5-1 while Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner War Pass was next at 6-1. The total pool was $439,379, and nearly half of that was wagered in the final 6 hours of betting. The Kentucky Oaks had only $65,219 wagered on it and Indian Blessing, winner of the Silverbulletday Stakes on Saturday, was the favorite at 4-1. Second choice was Country Star at 9-2 and the field of all other 3-year-old fillies was third choice at 5-1.

Both are two-dollar minimum wagers to win only with no refunds if your horse doesn't start in the race. Pool 2 is scheduled for March 6-9 and the third and final pool is set for April 3-6. The 134th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 with the Kentucky Oaks the day before on May 2. Full rules and info for the wagers are available here.

Free past performances for Pool One are available here from BRIS. There are also free past performances available for the Derby Future and the Oaks Future from the Kentucky Derby website. DRF also has free past performances for both available here: Derby Future, Oaks Future

2008 Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Official Field - Pool One
#NameM/L OddsFinal Odds
  1Anak Nakal 20-133-1
  2Blackberry Road 20-147-1
  3Bob Black Jack 50-158-1
  4Colonel John 30-119-1
  5Court Vision 12-115-1
  6Cowboy Cal 20-126-1
  7Crown of Thorns 20-118-1
  8Denis of Cork 30-146-1
  9El Gato Malo 15-116-1
10Etched 15-126-1
11Georgie Boy 20-169-1
12Giant Moon 20-151-1
13Into Mischief 20-126-1
14Majestic Warrior 20-118-1
15Monba 30-116-1
16Pyro 12-15-1
17Signature Move 50-1155-1
18Smooth Air 20-1159-1
19Tale of Ekati 30-133-1
20War Pass 12-16-1
21Yankee Bravo 20-148-1
22Z Fortune 20-137-1
23Z Humor 15-145-1
24All Other 3 YO's5-23-1
 M/L = morning line

2008 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager
Official Field - Pool One
#NameM/L OddsFinal Odds
  1A to the Croft 30-131-1
  2American County 30-195-1
  3Backseat Rhythm 20-123-1
  4Bsharpsonata 30-130-1
  5By the Light 15-1suspended
  6C J's Leelee 30-148-1
  7Country Star 8-19-2
  8Eight Belles 30-122-1
  9Final Fling 20-145-1
10Game Face 20-118-1
11Golden Doc A 20-132-1
12Grace Anatomy 30-159-1
13Grace and Power 30-128-1
14Indian Blessing 8-14-1
15Izarra 50-142-1
16Jolie the Cat 30-135-1
17Proud Spell 12-18-1
18Pure Clan 12-110-1
19Rated Fiesty 20-139-1
20Sea Chanter 20-1suspended
21Tasha's Miracle 20-176-1
22Tizaqueena 50-148-1
23Turn Away 20-147-1
24All Other 3 YO Fillies5-29-2

You may also want to participate in Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby fantasy stable contest the Road to the Roses Fantasy Challenge. The contest will open for entries soon and the first scoring races are on February 9th.

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