May 4, 2023 2 min read


2023 Kentucky Derby Odds, Time, and Prediction

The 2023 Kentucky Derby is on the program on Saturday, May 6. As usual, the race is taking place at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Kentucky, where roughly 170k spectators are expected to come

It’s time for the first thoroughbred racing event of the Triple Crown series. The 2023 Kentucky Derby is the race in question, which, as always, is bound to be packed with excitement. There are two horses with three-figure odds, along with three priced at +1000. We believe one of the top five favorites will triumph at Churchill Downs this coming Saturday. Keep reading to see which one!

Kentucky Derby 2023 Odds

Tapit Trice+650
Practical Move+1000
Angel of Empire+1000
Derma Sotogake+1000
Two Phil’s+2500
*Odds taken from bet365 on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Time: 6:45 PM ET
  • How to Watch: NBC

Todd Pletcher’s Horses Favored to Win the 2023 Kentucky Derby

Todd Pletcher is widely considered one of the greatest horse trainers in history. The proof of this is that two of the horses he’s been training are seen as the two top favorites to win the 2023 Kentucky Derby.

The first one is Forte, the winner of the G1 Florida Derby. In that race, Forte got the Bayer Speed Figure rating of 95. Not too impressive, one may argue, as that’s the lowest number recorded by the previous Kentucky Derby winners.

However, the fact is that Forte does have it in him to produce higher numbers. Actually, the three-year-old colt recorded 100 at the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race.

When it comes to the Kentucky Derby 2023 second-favorite, Tapit Trice is coming off a big win at the Grade 1 Blue Grass a month ago. According to his trainer, this horse is improving all the time. Does this mean the next step in his journey is winning the race at Churchill Downs?

2023 Kentucky Derby Prediction

Historically, the post that’s produced the most Kentucky Derby winners is the No. 5 post. Ten horses that run from this post ended up passing the finish line before anyone else in the last 93 races.

Guess which horse got the No. 5 post position in Monday’s draw? Tapit Trice is the answer. That’s one on a long list of reasons why we think this grey colt has a great chance of triumphing on Saturday.

Pick: Tapit Trace to win


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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