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kentucky derby horse racing2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Pool One

Updated: 02/08/2012

Pool One of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed. As expected the field wound up the favorite at only 3-2. Union Rags, second in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile, closed as the second choice at 7-1, but he is not expected to make his first start this year until February 26 in the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park. Holy Bull Stakes winner Algorithms was the third choice at 12-1. The total amount wagered during Pool One was $631,304 which is a new single pool record, beating out the $620,362 wagered in Pool 1 of 2005. Of that, $494,263 was bet to win while $137,041 went into the exacta pool.

The Future Wager is a two-dollar minimum bet to win only with no refunds if your horse doesn't start in the race with both win and exacta wagering available. Pool 2 is scheduled for arch 2-4 and will also include the single Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool. The third and final pool is set for March 30-April 1. The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. Full rules and info for the wager is available here.

You can check real-time odds when the pool is open here. Free past performances for Pool One are available from for the future wager horses as well as for all the Triple Crown nominees. Win wager will-pay prices and exacta pay-offs are available here.

2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager
Official Field - Pool One
#NameM/L OddsFinal Odds
  3Battle Hardened30-146-1
  4Creative Cause20-117-1
  5Discreet Dancer15-130-1
  7El Padrino20-116-1
  8Empire Way50-133-1
  9Ever So Lucky20-155-1
10Fed Biz20-121-1
13I'll Have Another20-129-1
16Longview Drive50-1141-1
17Midnight Transfer50-167-1
18Mr. Bowling50-185-1
19Out of Bounds20-123-1
20Rousing Sermon30-171-1
22Take Charge Indy30-142-1
23Union Rags10-17-1
24Mutuel field (all other 3-year-olds)9-53-2

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 26th.

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