Kentucky Derby Odds: Favorite Zandon Given 25% Chance to Win 2022 Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby odds are live, as Monday post positions for the 148th Kentucky Derby were announced. The favorite, according to the latest Kentucky Derby odds, is Zandon, a horse owned by
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Kentucky Derby Odds: Favorite Zandon Given 25% Chance to Win 2022 Kentucky Derby

This time of year, Kentucky Derby odds are king in the horse racing world. On Monday, we finally got a look at Kentucky Derby post positions for the 148th iteration of the race, and Kentucky Derby odds began to take shape.

At the top of the current Kentucky Derby odds sits Zandon, a horse owned by Jeff Drown that will have all eyes on it when the race gets underway on Saturday, May 7.

Zandon isn't quite as big of a favorite as last year's 2/1 odds that opened for Essential Quality, but it's clear that Drown's horse is the one to beat, according to Kentucky Derby odds.

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Kentucky Derby Odds

HorseKentucky Derby Odds
Zandon3-1
Epicenter7-2
Messier8-1
Mo Donegal10-1
White Abarrio10-1
Taiba12-1
Smile Happy20-1
Charge It20-1
Cyberknife20-1
Crown Pride20-1
Simplification20-1
Zozos20-1
Happy Jack30-1
Tiz The Bomb30-1
Barber Road30-1
Classic Causeway30-1
Ethereal Road30-1
Summer is Tomorrow30-1
Tawny Port30-1
Pioneer of Medina30-1

As you can see above, the early Kentucky Derby odds love Zandon. Oddsmakers gave Zandon odds indicative of a 25% chance to take home the victory in the first leg of the Triple Crown. But, there is one horse that looks to challenge Zandon.

Epicenter, owned by Ron Winchell, sits just behind Zandon in the latest Kentucky Derby odds. At 7/2, oddsmakers are implying a 22.2% chance Epicenter wins the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Kentucky Derby Post Positions

Post PositionHorse
1Mo Donegal
2Happy Jack
3Epicenter
4Summer Is Tomorrow
5Smile Happy
6Messier
7Crown Pride
8Charge It
9Tiz The Bomb
10Zandon
11Pioneer of Medina
12Taiba
13Simplification
14Barber Road
15White Abarrio
16Cyberknife
17Classic Causeway
18Tawny Port
19Zozos
20Etheral Road

What is the best post position for the Kentucky Derby?

Historically, you want to be in post 5 – this is because it has produced the most winners and runner-ups! It’s also got the highest win percentage out of any draw. Obviously, just because you draw the fifth position doesn't mean you are going to win the Kentucky Derby, but it's a good start.

This could mean good things for  Smile Happy in 2022.

Where Can I Find Kentucky Derby Odds?

If you're looking for the latest Kentucky Derby odds, look no further. You can find up-to-the-second Kentucky Derby odds just by CLICKING HERE

When is the Kentucky Derby?

  • Date: Saturday, May 7
  • Location: Churchill Downs (Louisville, Kentucky)

What Time Does the Kentucky Derby Start?

  • Saturday's First Race: 10:30 am ET
  • Kentucky Derby Start Time: 6:57 pm ET

How to Watch the Kentucky Derby

  • TV: NBC
  • Stream: NBCsports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.

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