Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Top 10 Highest Money Kentucky Derby Exacta Payouts

The Kentucky Derby has been run annually since 1875, but exacta betting on the Kentucky Derby did not officially begin until 1986. To win an exacta bet one has to have the first two finishers in a horse race in exact order.



The exacta is a much easier bet to win than the trifecta or superfecta bets are which is why it almost always pays less money than either of those two bets. Nevertheless, the exacta bet can offer spectacular returns for just a $2 bet. That is especially true in the Kentucky Derby because the race allows up to 20 horses vs the usual 12 horse maximum field for most horse races.

Here is a list of the ten highest exacta payouts in Kentucky Derby history up to the 2016 running. All payouts shown are for a $2 bet. I've listed all the payouts that have had at least a $300 for a $2 exacta bet (12 races are actually listed).

To show how great a bet an exacta can be, in 2014 California Chrome was the Kentucky Derby favorite and he won the race. Despite having the favorite win the race, the California Chrome exacta paid enough to make this list.

Top 10 highest paying exactas in Kentucky Derby history thru 2017

1. 2005 Kentucky Derby - $9,814.80

2. 2009 Kentucky Derby - $2,074.60

3. 2002 Kentucky Derby - $1,300.80

4. 2001 Kentucky Derby - $1,229.00

5. 2013 Kentucky Derby - $981.60

6. 1992 Kentucky Derby - $854.40

7. 1999 Kentucky Derby - $727.80

8. 2006 Kentucky Derby - $587.00

9. 1995 Kentucky Derby - $480.00

10. 2014 Kentucky Derby - $340.00

11. 2017 Kentucky Derby - $336.20

12. 2011 Kentucky Derby - $329.80

13. 2012 Kentucky Derby - $306.60

Note: back in 2012 I wrote a similar article for a Yahoo site. In 2014, Yahoo took down that site and I then updated the article and published it on Examiner which went under in 2016. Some website called Zoom Dune has copied and pasted my article without my permission and has it posted on the Internet as if he or she actually wrote the article.

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