|To mark the beginning of the Triple Crown, which kicks off on May 7 at Churchill Downs with the 131st Kentucky Derby, All Horse Racing is offering a free bet on the Kentucky Derby as well as free bets on the other two jewels of the Triple Crown, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes. |
‘The Kentucky Derby is part of American heritage and we all thought that a free flutter on the most exhilarating 2 minutes in sports would be a brilliant way to take part in the excitement of the race,’ commented Leonard Manley, Director of Marketing.
The Kentucky Derby takes its place among the most famous and thrilling events in sports. In 1875, the Derby was raced for the first time and won by Aristides. 1973 was a special year in Derby History because Secretariat, who went on to win the Triple Crown, ran the fastest time at Churchill Downs. His record time still stands 32 years later.
One of several free bets available at All Horse Racing asks the punter, will the winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby finish over or under 2:20 seconds? Last year, Stuart Elliot rode Smarty Jones to win the Derby in a time of 2:04:06. Will this year's winner be faster?
‘For my money, I like Bellamy Road. He is a good horse, very good. Nick Zito is fantastic trainer and Javier Castellano is a solid rider. I know that many people are inclined towards Sun King, but look out for Bellamy Road,’ says Manley.
As soon as the Kentucky Derby is over, free online wagers will be offered for the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.