Wagering on Albaugh Family Stables’ Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Not This Time (#16) has been suspended for the first of four pools of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its four-day run on Thanksgiving Day.
According to published reports on Monday afternoon the Dale Romans-trained Not This Time, winner of the Iroquois at Churchill Downs in September, has been retired to Taylor Made Stud after suffering a soft tissue injury to his right front leg.
The defection of Not This Time (#16) leaves the Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager with 23 wagering interests that features 22 individuals and the Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” interest that includes all other foals from the 2014 crop.
The official rules of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager do not permit scratches of betting interests or refunds of wagers placed during any of its four pools. Wagering will be suspended on a betting interest in any of the respective pools if Churchill Downs determines that the individual horse will not be able to participate in the Kentucky Derby because of injury, illness or other circumstance.
Fans will have the opportunity to wager on contenders for next spring’s 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at odds that could be far more attractive than those available on the day of America’s greatest race starting at noon (all time EST) on Thursday, Nov. 24, through the close of the four-day pool on at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27. Betting will be available at Churchill Downs, racetracks and satellite wagering facilities throughout North America, and via TwinSpires.com and other online wagering platforms.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which was created in 1999, offers $2 minimum win wagering on 24 betting interests – the 23 individual horses and the Mutuel Field, which includes all 3-year-old Thoroughbreds other than the individual wagering interests in a respective pool. Each pool also offers $2 exacta wagering on the 24 wagering interests, with the latter also available in $1 minimum increments in boxes and other multiple number configurations.
Winning payouts in the win and exacta wagering in Pool 1 will be determined by the odds that are in place at Sunday’s conclusion of wagering. The 2017 Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6.
The opening pool of the 2017 Derby Future Wager is concurrent with the Kentucky Derby Sire Wager, which is being conducted for the second year by Churchill Downs. The bet which provides bettors with a unique opportunity to wager on select breeding stars and their entire crop of juveniles with the hope of winning next year’s Kentucky Derby.Real time odds on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and more information on the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is available online at www.KentuckyDerby.com