Kentucky Derby Day Picks

Where ever you are celebrating this Kentucky Derby Day on the first Saturday in May, your Santa Anita wagering ambassadors are here with some great handicapping tips from Santa Anita Park to Louisville, Kentucky. This has to be the most wide open Kentucky Derby in many years and it is looking ripe for an upset performance from one of these talented three year old colts.


Exacta 2,5,7/2,3,5,7

Pick 5,7/1,4,5,6/1,4,5,10,11  $20


Trifecta 1,4,5 box


4,10,11 Trifecta box

1, 10, 11 Trifececta box

5,10,11 Trifecta box


Pick 4 2,3,7/1,2,8,10/2,6,8/5,10,14,17 $72

Win/place on 3

Exacta box 2,3,7

Superfecta box 1,2,3,7


3,7,8,10 superfecta box

3,7 place/show


Exacta box 5,19

Santa Anita Park

Pick 5

1,5,6,7/2,4,7/1,3/4,7/3,4 $48

Hot jockeys at Santa Anita in 2017

Flavian Prat (Especially on the turf)

Norberto Arroyo (Especially on the turf)

Kent Desormeaux

Edwin Maldonado

Hot trainers at Santa Anita in 2017

Peter Miller

Bill Spawr

Beyer Numbers;

Every horse who runs in North America is assigned a Beyer number that combines time of the race, pace/speed of the race over that track on that day. This makes it easier to compare horses running in different races and being imported in from other North American tracks.


An anti bleeding medication given to most horses who race in California. A horse who has run before without Lasix running on first time Lasix is known to have an advantage.


The ultimate equipment change. A male horse who has been castrated to help him concentrate on racing