Kentucky Derby 2021 Futures & Odds: Some sporting events pull in bettors like no other, with the Super Bowl probably sitting at the top of that list. The Kentucky Derby is not that far behind; though, as it is one of the few big sports events that can pull in experienced and novice bettors alike. Even people who have never bet on a horse race in their life will pick a horse and place a few bucks on the Derby each year.

The people who don’t follow horse racing; probably have no idea what it takes to set the field for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Throughout the next few months; eligible horses will be trying to accumulate points earned in specific races to make it into the field of 20 horses that will enter the starting gate next tear.

From the eligible group of horses, we have what is known as the Kentucky Derby Future Pool. Essentially, you can bet now on the horses that you think will come out of that pool and into the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

The races come thick and fast on the Road to the Derby; so you will find that these odds can change quickly. If you like a specific horse, now is the time to wager, as it may be the best odds you get.

Latest Kentucky Derby 2021 Futures Update

An example of how quickly things can change was seen over the weekend at Gulfstream Park. Prime Factor, a $900,000 yearling trained by Todd Pletcher, started the day at 200/1 in the Kentucky Derby Future Pool. By the time his maiden race was over, a race that he won by 8 ¾ lengths in a blistering time of 1:10.38, those odds had dropped to 25/1. If Prime Factor continues to deliver similar performances, albeit in bigger races, those odds are going to shorten even more.

Several other horses have yet to race who might well be worth a look in the Kentucky Derby Futures Pool. You have the option of placing a wager on them now, before their opening race or waiting to see how they perform when they hit the track for the first time.

Take a look at some of the 2021 Kentucky Derby futures & betting odds currently available at

Essential Quality+850
Life Is Good+1000
Highly Motivated+2000
Jackies Warrior+2500

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