WASHINGTON, Pa., April 26, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Xpressbet is ready! On Saturday, May 5, 2018, 20 of the world’s best three-year-olds will line up to race in the 144th Kentucky Derby, North America’s most prestigious horse race. This year’s crop of Kentucky Derby horses is loaded with talent and leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet is here to help racing fans — seasoned and new — prepare for the ‘Run for the Roses.’
Xpressbet’s Kentucky Derby Handicapping Headquarters includes in-depth background on each of the 20 horses scheduled to run in the Derby, including Justify, Audible, Bolt d’Oro, Good Magic and European import Mendelssohn. Plus, Xpressbet will also produce a Kentucky Derby Wager Guide, available Friday, April 27, that includes picks from industry experts, including Bob Neumeier, Steve Byk, Jeff Siegel and Dick Jerardi.
To visit Xpressbet’s ‘Derby HQ,’ please visit https://www.xpressbet.com/kentucky-derby-2018.
The 2018 Kentucky Derby field, by the numbers:
· $14,881,436 – Combined career earnings of this year’s entrants
· $3,000,000 – The price paid at auction in 2016 for Mendelssohn, the most expensive horse in this year’s Derby
· 56 – Combined career wins among this year’s entrants
· 20 – Expected number of horses in race
· 6 – Hall of Fame jockeys who will ride
· 4 – Horses trained by two-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer, Todd Pletcher
· 4 – Horses that have already earned more than $1 million
· 2 – Undefeated horses – Justify and Magnum Moon
Xpressbet provides legal and secure online wagering services to horseplayers in the United States. It is the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering site, allowing customers to wager on more than 300 of the world’s best racetracks from their computer, phone or mobile device. Xpressbet operates XB SELECT, the industry’s premier destination for high-volume wagering, and XB Net, which connects bet shops and wagering sites from around the world to North American racing. Xpressbet is part of the Stronach Group of companies, which also owns and operates Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Rosecroft Raceway, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness Stakes. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, the award-winning Adena Springs operation, AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and Monarch Content Management, horse racing’s leading simulcast purchase and sales agent.
Contact: Dustin Fabian