Nevada-based William Hill Sportsbook & Racebook opened its future book for the Kentucky Derby slated to run on May 3, 2014 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. William Hill’s release of the futures book gives Nevada’s horseracing aficionados the chance to place future wagers on Derby hopefuls and to lock in prices before the Breeders’ Cup takes place on November 01 and 02 at Sta. Anita.
Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading at William Hill U.S. said that the timely release of the Kentucky Derby Future Book more than six months ahead of the “Run for Roses”, would give their customers higher betting odds than 50-1 or 100-1 on horses that show the most potentials of winning. In fact, Nevada bettors can recall that 2013 Kentucky Derby winner, “Orb” won at 150-1, in spite of its showing of 5-1 during post time.
The top billers for the list of 101 hopefuls are “Honor Code” and “Tap It Rich”, at odds of 50-1; followed by “Commissioner”, “Havana”, “Mosler”, “Ride on Curlin”, “Smart Cover” and “Strong Mandate” at 75-to-1. However, refunds do not apply in the event that an entry fails to make it at the start of the horse race, as all bets placed on that particular horse will automatically be considered as actions.
William Hill Sportsbook & Racebook accepts wagers placed via telephone or electronic devices, only if the customer’s identity and legal age checks out and that he or she is physically located in Nevada when placing a bet.