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Kentucky Derby Betting Begins Friday At Golden Gate Fields
Advance wagering on Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will be offered all day Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
Grandstand and club house gates open at 9 a.m. Friday and the track will simulcast races 4-12 on the Kentucky Oaks program from Churchill Downs in Louisville. Post time for the first simulcast is 9:05 a.m. and post time for the Kentucky Oaks (race 11) is 2:49 p.m.
The Turf Club opens at 10 a.m. and Golden Gate Fields will begin its eight-race live program at the standard post time of 12:45 p.m.
In addition to offering advance wagering on the Kentucky Derby, Golden Gate Fields will give fans the opportunity to bet the Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby Double as well as the Kentucky Oaks-Woodford Reserve-Kentucky Derby Pick 3.
Saturday, all gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 7:15 a.m. for the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby card, which begins at 7:30 a.m. Post time for the 140th Kentucky Derby (race 11) is 3:24 p.m.
Golden Gate Fields will present at 10-race card Saturday and there is a special early post time of 11:45 a.m. for the local program.
Carr’s Victory Streak Snapped At Four -- Jockey Dennis Carr, who won with his final two mounts last Sunday at Golden Gate Fields, reached the winner’s circle with his first two mounts Thursday before having his victory streak snapped at four.
Carr, third in the rider standings with 58 wins, captured Thursday’s second race with even-money favorite Glorious Rebecca ($4.20) and the fourth race with Passionville ($5.60). Carr’s run of victories came to an end in the sixth race when he finished third aboard No Games.