What You Need To Know About The Kentucky Derby

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Derby Day: What you need to know

VSiN’s Kentucky Derby coverage (post time 6:57 p.m. ET) includes:

  • Special offer from 1/ST BET & VSiN: 1/ST BET is giving $20 in free bets to new customers who sign up before the Derby using the promo code VEGAS20. Also, everyone who redeems this $20 free bet offer will receive full access to VSiN subscription products for free, from now through the Belmont Stakes. Go to VSIN.com/Horses for details.
  • Brent Musburger: And the winner is . . . CONTINUE READING.
  • Dave Tuley (Updated): His take on the Derby plus today’s undercard. CONTINUE READING.
  • ​1/ST BET Derby Wager Guide: 16 experts, including Jeff Siegel and Jeremy Plonk, give their Derby picks. DOWNLOAD HERE.
  • The Ron Flatter Racing Pod: Las Vegas bookmakers-turned-handicappers Chris Andrews, Johnny Avello and Duane Colucci make their Derby picks. LISTEN NOW.
  • ​1/ST BET-VSiN Best Bets page: Top Derby Day plays from Jeff Siegel and Jeremy Plonk. GO HERE. (I love that Jeff handicapped the two most important races of the day–the ones after the Kentucky Derby.)
  • Ron Flatter Racing Pod No. 2: Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale discusses his multi-million dollar bet on the Derby. Guests also include Derby trainers Brad Cox, Chad Brown and Todd Pletcher, jockey Luis Sáez and Kentucky turf writer Jennie Rees. LISTEN NOW.
  • Oaks Day: McIngvale has already bet $500,000 of the $4 million he wired to Churchill Downs. CONTINUE READING.
  • Flatter column: That Derby feeling has returned to Louisville. But have the betting patterns that were suspended for last year’s run in the Kentucky summer? CONTINUE READING.

Today’s VSiN lineup (ET)


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Dave Tuley’s ATS Report

  • MLB: Favorites went 10-5 with upsets by Cardinals (+105 at Pirates), Phillies (+150 vs. Mets), Nationals (+115 vs. Marlins), Orioles (+119 at A’s) & Mariners (+138 vs. Angels); faves now lead 195-171 SU; Overs 9-6 but Unders still lead 196-171-14 (53.4%). RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • NBA: Celtics rallied from 32-point deficit & then beat Spurs 143-140 in OT. Celtics did NOT cover as 4.5-point home favorites; Kings (+11.5, +500 ML) rallied to upset Lakers 110-106 in LeBron James’ return; that was lone upset as faves went 7-1 SU & 6-2 ATS. Faves increased lead to 468-453-12 ATS (50.8%) on the season; Unders went 5-3 & reduced Overs’ lead even further at 471-468-6 (50.2%). RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • ​NHL: Favorites went 2-1 with Jets-Canadiens closing pick-’em; lone upset was by Coyotes (+190 vs. Golden Knights); Unders went 3-1 & increase lead to 376-360-34 (51.1%) on season; 1st-Period Unders also went 3-1 & lead 391-378-1 (50.8%), RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
  • Horse racing: Congrats to Tuley’s Thoroughbred Takes’ very own Ed Sehon for giving out a $1,193.05 Pick 4 Churchill Downs in this week’s column, plus he’s alive to 4 horses in Oaks-Derby Double.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh sorts through the MLB menu for games with sharp action. CONTINUE READING.

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Also on VSiN.com

  • Steve Makinen: Power ratings for the 4 FCS playoff matchups this weekend. CONTINUE READING.
  • Lou Finocchiaro: Reyes the pick in tonight’s UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas (10 p.m. ET). CONTINUE READING.
  • Steve Makinen: Updated simulation of Sunday’s Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway. CONTINUE READING.

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Other VSiN podcasts

  • VSIN Best Bets: Never miss a show. Get one-hour segments of every show in podcast format, posted shortly after they finish. LISTEN HERE.
  • (NEW) Hardwood Handicappers with Jonathan Von Tobel. The Nitty & The Gritty in this episode. LISTEN HERE.
  • Gone Racin’ with Jeff Motley and Brendan Gaughan: Previewing Sunday’s Buschy McBusch Race 400. LISTEN HERE.

VSiN betting resources

  • Video replays are posted HERE.
  • Audio replays are posted HERE.
  • Find all the ways to listen to VSiN. GO HERE.
  • Live odds comparison from legal states HERE.
  • Parlay calculator HERE.
  • Betting sheets from South Point and Circa. HERE.
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