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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 Ends Nearly As It Began

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 Ends Nearly As It Began

LOUISVILLE, KY – Lukewarm favorites at 8/1 on the morning line when betting opened Friday, Life Is Good (7/1 final) and Essential Quality (8/1) nearly finished together as the top individual betting interests for Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) Pool 3. As is often the case, “All Other 3-Year-Olds” was the true favorite, though bettors cooled on that option slightly, letting it finish at 3/1 after opening at 9/5.

Wagering for KDFW Pool 3 opened February 12 at 12:00 PM and closed February 14 at 6:00 PM (both times Eastern). Fans without racetrack or simulcast center access were able to legally wager online through ADWs such as NYRA Bets and TVG.

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The KDFW features $2 Win and Exacta wagering on possible entrants in the Kentucky Derby (G1), America’s greatest race and the first leg of the Triple Crown. The 2021 edition is scheduled for Saturday, May 1.

Here is the final odds for every wagering option in KDFW Pool 3:

1Caddo RiverBrad Cox12/115/1
2Candy Man RocketBill Mott20/135/1
3Concert TourBob Baffert20/117/1
4Dream ShakePeter Eurton20/128/1
5Essential QualityBrad Cox8/18/1
6Fire At WillMike Maker50/130/1
7Freedom FighterBob Baffert20/152/1
8Greatest HonourShug McGaughey15/19/1
9Highly MotivatedChad Brown20/137/1
10Hot Rod CharlieDoug O'Neill20/135/1
11Jackie's WarriorSteve Asmussen30/126/1
12KeepmeinmindRobertino Diodoro20/125/1
13Life Is GoodBob Baffert8/17/1
14MandalounBrad Cox30/116/1
15Medina SpiritBob Baffert20/125/1
16Midnight BourbonSteve Asmussen30/141/1
17Nova RagsBill Mott30/191/1
18PrevalenceBrendan Walsh20/114/1
19Risk TakingChad Brown15/125/1
20Roman CenturianSimon Callaghan30/141/1
21Senor BuscadorTodd Fincher30/139/1
22SwiftsureSteve Asmussen30/174/1
23The Great OneDoug O'Neill20/138/1
24All Other 3-Year-OldsN/A9/53/1

There are no refunds in the KDFW. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of this week’s three-day pool that one of the wagering interests has experienced an injury, illness or other circumstance that would prevent the horse from participating in the Kentucky Derby, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.

More information and real-time odds are available online at

Dates for the remaining 2021 KDFW pools are March 5-7 (Pool 4) and March 26- 28 (Pool 5). The lone Kentucky Oaks (G1) Future Wager will coincide with Pool 4 of the KDFW.

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