Kentucky Derby - weird betting options to add some humor to your coverage (pronounced Bet U.S.), a leading online sportsbook, is offering a selection of unique and “colorful” betting options this year for the Kentucky Derby, catering to both avid racing fans and casual bettors. From the color of the winning horse to “margin of victory” odds that include winning by a ‘nose,’ ‘head,’ or ‘neck,’ your audience is sure to chuckle at some of these unusual betting options:  

*National Anthem performance by Carly Pearce:

Over/Under for duration: 2 minutes and 2 seconds

-Over: -105

-Under: -135

*Carly Pearce forgetting a word:

-No: -600

-Yes: +350

*Horse-related bets:

1-Color of the winning horse:

-Dark Bay: -115

-Bay: +150

-Chesnut: +300

-Gray: +400

-Brown: +700

Jockey's post-race reaction bets:

1-First person jockey thanks:

-Horse owner, trainer, horse, family, or higher power: +275 each

2-Jockey's celebration method:

-Fist pump: -150 (odds-on favorite)

-Kissing the horse: +150

-Waving to the crowd: +300

Margin of victory bets:

-3 Lengths to 5 ¾ Lengths: +200

-Head: +800

-Neck: +800

-Nose: +1000

Winning horse’s saddlecloth number will be:

-Odd: -105

-Even: -135

Of course, BetUS also offers odds on if we will see a 14th Triple Crown winner crowned this year:  the odds are currently +1000 ‘Yes’ and -2000 ‘No’, which means if you bet the ‘Yes’ option you’ll get paid 10-to-1.  

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