Kentucky Derby Post Time: Last Chances to Make Winning Bet

Luis BatlleContributor IMay 5, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03:  Bodemeister trains in preparation for the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The 2012 Kentucky Derby is now upon us, as this year's spectacle is now just hours away. And with the race starting soon, it is essential for those Kentucky Derby junkies out there to be keep up to date with the last-minute odds.

Bodemeister and Union Rags currently boast the most favorable odds at 9/2 heading into the race.

Yet Union Rags has clearly been the favorite heading into the races, as several horse racing experts have Union Rags as a top finisher in 2012. World champion rider Caroline Kamer as well as John Asher, a broadcast journalist that has covered the event since 1982, both have Union Rags coming out on top.

Here are the odds and everything horse racing's fans must know about this year's Kentucky Derby.


When: May 5, 2012

Post Time: 6:24 p.m. EST (Coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST)

Watch: NBC


The most current updated odds:

1. Daddy Long Legs 30/1

  2. Optimizer 40/1 

  3. Take Charge Indy 12/1 

  4. Union Rags 9/2

  5. Dullahan 8/1

  6. Bodemeister 9/2

  7. Rousing Sermon 40/1

  8. Creative Cause 12/1 

  9. Trinniberg 40/1 

  10. Daddy Nose Best 14/1 

  11. Alpha 14/1 

  12. Prospective 35/1 

  13. Went The Day Well 25/1 

  14. Hansen 11/1 

  15. Gemologist 13/2

  16. El Padrino 25/1 

  17. Done Talking 40/1 

  18. Sabercat 35/1 

  19. I'll Have Another 14/1

  20. Liaison 50/1



Bodemeister and Union Rags are undoubtedly the two favorites heading into today's showdown, with Gemologist making a case as a potential winning bet today as well.

According to the LA Times, this would be the first time since Apollo in 1882 that a horse that didn't race as a two-year-old would win the derby if Bodemeister is to come out on top.

Bodemeister will come out on top and boast a win in the 2012 Kentucky Derby when it's all said and done, making history.