Bet on the Penn Derby
The Pennsylvania Derby has been one constant at the ever-changing Parx Racing. Since it was first introduced in 1979 when the track was then known as Keystone Race Track, then continued through the Philadelphia Park incarnation and now is held at Parx Racing in the fall. Run at a mile and an eighth with a lucrative purse of $1 million, the Grade 2 race for three-year-olds has grown into one of the top races in the fall. In addition, it is also one of the final opportunity for sophomores to run against age-restricted company before they have to take on older horses.
Pennsylvania Derby Racebooks
The main objective when wagering on a race as competitive and complex as the Pennsylvania Derby is to get the maximum bang for your buck. By using an online racebook, horseplayers can get the maximum return on investment with rebates, sign-up offers and wagering systems to get the most out of the race. The best part is that with an online racebook, a horseplayer can stay on top of the action from anywhere.
Penn Derby Betting Odds
Online racebooks offer horseplayers the opportunity to cash in on the excitement from anywhere, even the comfort of their own couch. Even if you are not located close to a racetrack or OTB, Bovada Racebook offers several enticing ways to maximize your experience wagering on the Pennsylvania Derby. For new players, they offer a 50% free bet bonus up to $250 with a deposit. In addition, they offer a 3% rebate on win wagers and a 5% rebate on exotics.
2016 Pennsylvania Derby Contenders
In a mouth-watering matchup of the country’s top three year-olds, the 2016 renewal of the Pennsylvania Derby features a field of 12 and could decide which colt brings home Three Year-Old Horse of the Year honors at the year’s end. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (5/2) and Preakness winner Exaggerator (9/2) will both attempt to regain their early-season form, but the race is far more deep and contentious than a rematch of the most recognizable names. The up-and-coming Summer Revolution (8/1) will make his first start around two turns and Gun Runner (6/1) has proven to be a top-class runner, finishing third in the Kentucky Derby and winning the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes in June.
Post Position & Odds
1-Awesome Slew 10/1
3-Summer Revolution 8/1
6-Wild About Deb 20/1
7-Gun Runner 6/1
8-My Man Sam 20/1
10-Sunny Ridge 12/1
11-Discreet Lover 30/1
12-Hit it Once More 20/1
Did you know?
Held at the end of September, the Pennsylvania Derby is the ideal final stepping stone against three-year-olds before squaring off against older rivals in the Breeders’ Cup. Theoretically, as Will Take Charge did in 2013, a horse can compete in the Travers, head to Pennsylvania and then be primed for a major effort in the marquee late fall races. In addition, the seven-figure purse is certainly an incentive to attract top competition.
Since the race began in 1979, it has routinely attracted some of the best and brightest three-year-olds in the country. Some, like Broad Brush, To Honor and Serve and Will Take Charge, used the Pennsylvania Derby as a launching point to impressive fall campaigns and established them as stars on the rise for the following year. In 2011, To Honor and Serve set the stakes record of 1:47:34 for the mile and an eighth contest.