Kentucky Derby Props Arrive at the Online Sportsbooks

American Pharoah remains the clear favorite to capture the Garland of Roses at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, with strong 13/5 odds at the sportsbooks.

However, in addition to the fast-changing odds for this year’s field, dozens of prop bets are now available covering every aspect of the Kentucky Derby.

In two of the most popular Derby prop bets available at the sportsbooks, American Pharoah is pitted in head-to-head matchups with his two closest competitors.

The Bob Baffert-trained American Pharoah is a slim favorite over stablemate Dortmund, with 5/7 odds in head-to-head betting, while Dortmund is listed as an 11/10 bet to win the race between the two favorites.

Carpe Diem lags as a 17/2 bet to win Saturday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, and a 31/20 longshot to finish ahead of American Pharoah in head-to-head props betting.

Dortmund is a 5/8 favorite to finish ahead of Carpe Diem, who sits at 13/10 in their head-to-head battle.

Oddsmakers at the online sportsbooks have set the odds of a Triple Crown winner emerging this year at 5/1, with betting odds against sitting at a short 1/8.

Not surprisingly, American Pharoah leads the way in Triple Crown props betting at 17/2, followed by Dortmund at 11/1, and Carpe Diem at 14/1.

Interestingly, Irish-bred Mubtaahij, a relative unknown who will make his American debut at the Kentucky Derby, follows next with intriguing 40/1 odds of achieving horse racing immortality.

There are also numerous parlay specials linking Kentucky Derby results with the outcome of Saturday night’s superfight between welterweight champions Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao.

A wager on a Mayweather win combined with an American Pharoah victory carries odds of 4/1, while a Pacquiao/American Pharoah parlay special pays out at 8/1.

A Kentucky Derby win by longshot Itsaknockout combined with a victory by Mayweather is set at 50/1, while a knockout win by Money extends those odds to 200/1.

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