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Smile Happy Single-Entry Favorite At Conclusion Of Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1
Smile Happy (Credit: Coady Photography)

Smile Happy Single-Entry Favorite At Conclusion Of Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1

LOUISVILLE, KY – Trainer Kenny McPeek’s undefeated 2-year-old Smile Happy – recent winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) – began the weekend as as a 50/1 longshot but ended it on top at 8/1 for the 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1) Future Wager Pool 1.

The cover-all-bases bet known as “All Other Colts And Geldings From The 2019 Foal Crop” was the resounding 3/5 favorite overall.

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According to KentuckyDerby.com, “The traditional Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wagers are an opportunity for fans to bet early in the racing season on horses whom they think have the potential to earn a spot in the starting gate and go on to win the Kentucky Derby and Oaks races. Future Wager bets typically offer larger payouts than betting the same horse on race day because it is not yet known which horses will ultimately qualify to run in the Derby and Oaks.”

No Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool will include any horses currently under the care of trainers who have been suspended from competing in the Kentucky Derby. Therefore, Bob Baffert trainees Corniche, Messier, Pinehurst, and Rockefeller were not valid betting options in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1.

Here are the final results for the 2022 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1: 

POSTHORSETRAINERM/L ODDSFINAL ODDS
1Ben DieselDallas Stewart30/166/1
2Classic CausewayBrian Lynch15/144/1
3CommandperformanceTodd Pletcher15/131/1
4Double ThunderTodd Pletcher30/172/1
5EpicenterSteve Asmussen30/152/1
6Forced RankingChad Brown30/1138/1
7Giant GameDale Romans15/137/1
8Graphic DetailBill Mott50/1133/1
9GuniteSteve Asmussen20/125/1
10Howling TimeDale Romans20/143/1
11Jack ChristopherChad Brown10/110/1
12Major GeneralTodd Pletcher20/143/1
13Mo DonegalTodd Pletcher20/137/1
14OsbourneRon Moquett30/1155/1
15Oviatt ClassKeith Desormeaux30/187/1
16PappacapMark Casse12/123/1
17Rattle N RollKenny McPeek15/121/1
18Smile HappyKenny McPeek50/18/1
19Tiz the BombKenny McPeek20/124/1
20TrafalgarAl Stall Jr.50/198/1
21VarattiTodd Pletcher50/154/1
22ZandonChad Brown30/156/1
23All Fillies From The 2019 Foal CropN/A50/141/1
24All Other Colts And Geldings From The 2019 Foal CropN/A1/13/5

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 began Thursday, November 25, at noon and ended Sunday, November 28, at 6 PM (all times Eastern).

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 will be held from January 21-23, Pool 3 from February 11-13, Pool 4 from March 11-13, and the final Pool 5 from March 31-April 2.

Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1, as well as a Kentucky Oaks/Derby Dougle Future Wager Pool, will be available March 11-13.

In the Sire Future Wager, offered only once per year, the “All Other Sires” betting option was the 3/1 favorite over offspring sired by Gun Runner, who was 7/1.

Here are the final results for the 2022 Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager Pool:

POSTHORSEFINAL ODDS
1American Pharoah20/1
2Candy Ride37/1
3Curlin17/1
4Empire Maker16/1
5Giant's Causeway24/1
6Gun Runner9/1
7Into Mischief14/1
8Mastery76/1
9Medaglia d'Oro32/1
10Munnings18/1
11Not This Time23/1
12Nyquist40/1
13Pioneerof the Nile53/1
14Practical Joke33/1
15Quality Road10/1
16Runhappy7/1
17Speightstown75/1
18Street Sense41/1
19Tapit18/1
20Twirling Candy48/1
21Uncle Mo25/1
22Union Rags29/1
23Violence45/1
24All Other Sires7/2

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