Feb 18, 2005
Opening Derby Future Wager sets record
By: SPORTS NETWORK
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - A record total of more than $600,000
was wagered in Pool 1 of the 2005 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. This is
the first time that the $600,000 mark has been surpassed since the Future
Wager began in 1999.
Of the 234 betting interests available, the Field finished as the 2-1 favorite.
Eclipse Award winner Declan's Moon closed at 9-1 and was the top individual
three-year-old in the pool.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Afleet Alex closed at 15-1. Undefeated
Rockport Harbor was second behind Declan's Moon at 13-1 in the betting.
In the wagering for the Kentucky Oaks for fillies, $69,928 was bet. Champion
two-year-old Sweet Catomine and the Field both finished at 9-2 when the
When betting concluded Sunday night Davona Dale winner Sis City was the
third choice at 9-1.
The next Future Wager Pool for both the Kentucky Derby and Oaks will be
conducted from March 10-13, while the third and final Pool will be April 7-10.
The 2005 Run for the Roses is set for Saturday, May 7 and the Kentucky
Oaks will be run on Friday, May 6.
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