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Bodog.com Updates Odds With Kentucky Derby Post Draw
May 5th , 2005, San Jose - Bellamy Road favored at 5/2 with Afleet Alex close behind at 9/2, Currently at Bodog.com Sports Casíno Poker.
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner's horse, 'Bellamy Road,' (5/2) is still the odds-on favorite to win the 131st Kentucky Derby according to Bodog.com, an online Sportsbook, Racebook, Casíno and Poker Site. Other top contenders include 'Afleet Alex' (9/2); 'Bandini' (6/1); and 'High Fly' (8/1).
More than $1,000,000 in wagers is expected at Bodog before Saturday's 'Run for the Roses.' Three-year-old 'Bellamy Road,' trained by Nick Zito, has a career record of four wins in five starts, with $611,400 won.
While plenty of sports analysts, writers and commentators are offering their own opinions on the Derby's outcome, Bodog.com lines and odds demonstrate what the fans and bettors themselves are predicting to be the outcome of this event.
'Horseracing has a tradition of odds-making and wagering,' says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog.com. 'With online racebooks like Bodog.com, you don't have to be at Churchill Downs to participate in the excitement.'
Online racebooks offer racing fans the opportunity to bet on contenders well in advance of the race, often at better odds than those they would receive on Derby Day.
On Derby Day, Bodog.com's new account sign-ups are more than five times higher than the daily average. This demonstrates the public's passion for the Kentucky Derby as well as the popularity of placing wagers in online racebooks.
Below are the post positions and odds for the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown following Wednesday's draw.
Bodog.com's Triple Crown odds are heavily stacked against any one horse winning the Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Events with Horses and Morning Line Odds (ODDS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Odds to win the 131st Kentucky Derby - May 7, 2005
Sort It Out; 50-1
Andromeda's Hero; 50-1
Sun King; 15-1
Noble Causeway; 12-1
Coin Silver; 20-1
High Limit; 12-1
Flower Alley; 20-1
Greater Good; 20-1
Greeley's Galaxy; 15-1
High Fly; 8-1
Afleet Alex; 9-2
Spanish Chestnut; 50-1
Bellamy Road; 5-2
Don't Get Mad; 30-1
Closing Argument; 30-1
Going Wild; 50-1
Buzzards Bay; 20-1
Will there be a Triple Crown winner in 2005?
Yes +440 (multiply original bet by '4.4' i.e.: $5 bet wins $22.00)
No -775 (multiply original bet by '0.13' i.e.: $5 bet wins $0.65)
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