For the most part, pari-mutual wagering is widespread in horse racing is focused on day-to-day betting opportunities. But once in a while, the sport steps outside the box with more creative options, such as future wagers.
Future wagers allows horseplayers to bet on the outcomes of far-off events, rather than an upcoming race, where entries have already been drawn. For example, the popular Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pools allow bettors to wager on potential Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders months in advance of the first Saturday in May.
The traditional Kentucky Derby & Oaks Future Wagers are an opportunity for fans to bet early in the racing season on horses whom they think have the potential to earn a spot in the starting gate and go on to win the Kentucky Derby & Oaks races. Future Wager bets typically offer larger payouts than betting the same horse on race day because it is not yet known which horses will ultimately qualify to run in the Derby & Oaks.
Read more about the Kentucky Derby Future wager:
Pools for the 2023 Derby:
November 1st - 12 PM - November 3rd, 2022 - 6PM
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022) – Wagering on Frank’s Honor (#17), a five-length maiden winner at Churchill Downs, has been suspended for Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its four-day run Thursday at noon (all times Eastern).
Frank’s Honor, owned by Dell Ridge Farm, has sustained an injury and will likely be retired, according to his trainer Kenny McPeek.******
January 20th - 12 PM - January 20nd, 2023 - 6 PM
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3
March 10th - 12 PM - March 13th, 2023 - 6:30 PM
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5
March 30th - 12 PM - April 1st, 2023 - 6:30 PM
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 6
NOTE: NEW FOR THE 2023 KY DERBY & OAKS FUTURE
WAGERS. THERE MAY BE UP TO 40 STARTERS IN EACH POOL.
Exacta: $2.00 ($1.00 Box/Wheel)
Double & Exacta: 22.00%
Rules for these wagers:
Please see attached document for all rules
Here is a link to find out who the possible runners may be, what races make up the Road to The Kentucky Derby/Oaks, along with the latest news: https://www.kentuckyderby.com/horses
Here is a list of tickets that are live vs. non winning from each pool. This list is also downloadable PDF from the link at the bottom of the page.