by SI Top Stories


If the early odds are any indication, the 2017 Kentucky Derby promises to be a good one.

Oddsmakers haven’t settled on a single favorite for the 143rd running of the Derby, which will be held Saturday at about 7:05 p.m. ET.

Last year’s winner, Nyquist, took off as a 2–1 favorite. Nyquist went on to finish third in the Preakness Stakes and was pulled out of the Belmont due to illness.

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Nyquist won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as a two-year-old in 2015 and the winner of last year’s Juvenile—Classic Empire—is among the favorites for this years race.

A full list of odds is below.


2017 Kentucky Derby Odds

Classic Empire: 4–1

Always Dreaming: 4–1

Irish War Cry: 13–2

McCraken: 7–1

Gunnevera: 12–1

Gormley: 16–1

Practical Joke: 16–1

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Thunder Snow: 16–1

Girvin: 16–1

Hence: 22–1

Irap: 25–1

Tapwrit: 25–1

Lookin At Lee: 28–1

Battle of Midway: 28–1

J Boys Echo: 33–1

Sonneteer: 33–1

Patch: 40–1

State Of Honor: 40–1

Untrapped: 50–1

Fast and Accurate: 66–1

Royal Mo: 33–1