Kentucky Derby 2019: Results, Highlights & Betting Payouts

The 2019 Kentucky Derby took place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4. There was a bit of drama entering the race, with Omaha Beach, the early favorite, getting scratched midway through race week due to the rare condition known as entrapped epiglottis, which impairs breathing.

Without Omaha Beach in the field, Game Winner (5-1), Roadster (6-1), and Improbably (6-1) were the leading horses. Each of the horses is trained by Bob Baffert, who has five Kentucky Derby wins including Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify.

A total of 150,729 fans were in attendance.

Maximum Security jumped out to an early lead to set the pace for the field. Bodexpress, the long-shot and late addition to the race, was hanging with the leaders on the outside. Maximum Security continued to lead the way on the far turn while Code of Honor found a lane along the rail to make it a race down the final stretch along with War of Will. However, Maximum Security was able to pull away in the final moments to bring home the Kentucky Derby win… or did he.

After a review and objection, Maximum Security was disqualified for moving out of his lane and impeding competitors, so it was the Country House who earned the win. Country House became the second biggest longshot to win the Derby.

If you missed out on Saturday’s race, we have you covered.

The full results and betting payouts from the opening leg of the 2019 Triple Crown can be seen below.


Kentucky Derby 2019 Payouts

2019 Kentucky Derby payouts

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2019 Kentucky Derby Full Results

2019 kentucky derby full results

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With the Kentucky Derby now in the books, the Triple Crown season will continue on Saturday, May 18 with the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The Triple Crown will then come to an end with the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

Just one year ago, the Bob Baffert-trained Justify blew away the competition in the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont to become just the fifth horse since 1950 to win the Triple Crown.

We will have to see whether any of this year’s horses can duplicate that incredible feat.


2019 Preakness Stakes viewing details

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Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Start Time: 6:00 P.M. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Location:Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live


2019 Belmont Stakes viewing details

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Wishing it was June…

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Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Start Time: 6:30 P.M. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Location:Belmont Park in Elmont, New York
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live

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