Tapiture is one of the horses that many figured to be in the mix for the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Yet, the current odds for Tapiture have tumbled in the few days since the morning line came out. Originally, the horse was one of the major 2014 Kentucky Derby Contenders. The Kentucky Derby will begin at 6:24pm EST Saturday from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Current Odds: 38-to-1
Morning Line: 15-to-1
When the opening odds for this year's Kentucky Derby were released, Tapiture was drawing right around 25/1 for the race. But since then it has drawn a lot of steam and interest, rising all the way up to 8/1 for the Derby on Friday afternoon, but now the horse has fallen all the way to 38-to-1 odds. This horse has some experience with seven races, winning twice and coming in second place twice as well. Last year at Churchill Downs the horse did get a victory in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club.
Tapiture is a horse with tactical speed and the experience of running at Churchill Downs can't go unnoticed by those looking to get on board with this horse. Both Tapiture, Commanding Curve and Ride On Curlin have made three starts at Churchill Downs.
California Chrome is the legitimate favorite in this race, but there are several horses that can win, Tapiture being at the top of that list, even if it is plummeting in the odds.
Kentucky Derby Preview: Tapiture
What horse racing bettors need to know about betting Tapiture in the Kentucky Derby, which takes place on Saturday (5/03/14)- With insight from Pregame.com's Chuck Edel & host Marco D'Angelo.
Kentucky Derby Facts
— The biggest "longshot" was in 1913 when Donerail paid out at 91.45-1 odds.
— The highest attendance ever was in 1974 with 163,628 people (2009 was 153,563).
— An "official" Mint Julip at the Kentucky Derby is made with "Early Times" whiskey.
— New York sports columnist Bill Corum coined the phrase "Run for the Roses."
Kentucky Derby Records
Winning Jockey: Both Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack have recorded five wins each. For Arcaro you need to travel back to 1938 (final win was in 1952) for his first of five wins and for Hartack back to 1957 (final win was in 1969).
Winning Trainer: Ben A Jones worked together with jockey Eddie Arcaro spanning from 1938 to 1952 and collected a total of six wins at the Kentucky Derby.
Winning Owner: Over a course of 27 years, Calumet Farm had a total of eight Derby wins (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958).
Winning Length: There is a tie between two horses from the 1940s, Whirlaway and Assault. Both captured the Kentucky Derby with a margin of eight lengths (1941 for Whirlaway and 1946 for Assault).
Winning Time: Probably one of the most famous horses in history, Secretariat, is the holder of this record. In 1973 he ran the Derby in 1:59:40 and is the only horse to ever run the 11/4 mile race in under two minutes.
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