Kentucky Derby 2014 odds: California Chrome dominating odds

Kevin C. Cox

The favorite to win the Kentucky Derby entered the day as a 5-2 favorite and now has 2-1 odds.

California Chrome entered Saturday as the big favorite for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby and will be an even bigger favorite at race time, as money has continued to fly in for the favorite. After entering the day as a 5-2 favorite, California Chrome has now climbed to 2-1.

Behind the favorite are Wicked Strong and Danza, getting 6-1 and 9-1 odds, respectively. Both horses have seen their odds improve as well, as Wicked Strong entered the day with an 8-1 chance at the victory, while Danza was listed at 10-1.

Famed horse owner and trainer Bob Baffert had two horses in the field, but he had to scratch Hoppertunity due to a hoof injury. His only other horse, Chitu, is somewhat of a longshot with 25-1 odds after beginning the day at 20-1.

With less than an hour until the race is set to begin, the full list of odds are as follows (via the official site of the Kentucky Derby):

# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
5 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman 2-1
20 Wicked Strong Rajiv Maragh James Jerkens 6-1
4 Danza Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher 9-1
12 Dance With Fate Corey Nakatani Peter Eurton 14-1
16 Intense Holiday John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 14-1
6 Samraat Jose Ortiz Richard Violette Jr. 15-1
19 Ride On Curlin Calvin Borel William Gowan 15-1
18 Candy Boy Gary Stevens John Sadler 16-1
10 Wildcat Red Luis Saez Jose Garoffalo 16-1
1 Vicar's In Trouble Rosie Napravik Michael Maker 18-1
7 We Miss Artie Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 24-1
14 Medal Count Robby Albarado Dale Romans 24-1
13 Chitu Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 25-1
3 Uncle Sigh Irad Ortiz, Jr. Gary Contessa 27-1
8 General a Rod Joel Rosario Michael Maker 29-1
17 Commanding Curve Shaun Bridgmohan Dallas Stewart 34-1
15 Tapiture Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steven Asmussen 37-1
2 Harry's Holiday Corey Lanerie Michael Maker 40-1
9 Vinceremos Joseph Rocco, Jr. Todd Pletcher 48-1
11 Hoppertunity Mike Smith Bob Baffert SCR
21 Pablo Del Monte Jeffrey Sanchez Wesley Ward SCR

The race is scheduled to begin at 6:24 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on NBC.

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