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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

Joel Rosario atop Orb celebrates after winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

Orb Wins Kentucky Derby

Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.

05/04/2013

I'll Have Another win ths 138th Kentucky Derby. (MARK ABRAHAM/AFP/GettyImages)

Churchill Downs Worker Found Dead In Barn After Kentucky Derby

Louisville Metro Police said the death is being investigated as a homicide, but that there appears to be no connection to the race.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

The 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Tornado Causes Damage At Churchill Downs

At least five barns were damaged and horses were running loose Wednesday at Churchill Downs after a powerful storm blew through Louisville.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

135th Kentucky Derby

South Sider To Place $100K Bet At Kentucky Derby

South Side resident Dave “Rico” Flores might be $100,000 richer if he wins a bet on the Kentucky Derby he won the right to place.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011