Kentucky Derby 2022 Odds, Time, and Prediction

Saturday, May 7 is when the first Triple Crown race of the season takes place at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. In this post, we will analyze the main favorites, dissect the odds, and share our top picks for the event.

Kentucky Derby 2022 Odds

Horse Odds
Epicenter +350
Zandon +400
Taiba +800
Mo Donegal +1000
Messier +1000
White Abarrio +1200
Charge It +1200
Simplification +1600
Smile Happy +2000
Zozos +2000
Cyberknife +2000
Tiz The Bomb +2500
Classic Causeway +3300
Crown Pride +3300
Tawny Port +3300
Pioneer of Medina +3300
Barber Road +4000
Rattle N Roll +5000
Ethereal Road +5000
Summer Is Tomorrow +6600

*Odds taken May 5.

Kentucky Derby 2022 Schedule

  • Date: Saturday, May 7
  • Time: 6:57 PM ET
  • Place: Churchill Downs, Kentucky
  • How to Watch: NBC Sports

Kentucky Derby 2022 Favorites

Epicenter and Zandon are seen as the two main favorites for the 2022 Kentucky Derby. Steven Asmussen’s Epicenter is the betting favorite for several reasons, starting with the fact that she’s won the G2 Risen Star, as well as the G2 Louisiana Derby.

Another reason why Epicenter is favored is that it really seems as if it’s the right time for Asmussen to get a win in the Kentucky Derby. The Hall of Famer is the most successful trainer in thoroughbred history but has zero wins at Churchill Downs.

Trained by Chad Brown, Zandon is the second favorite, even though this horse’s already been beaten by Epicenter over 1 1/8 miles.

The number 3 in the list of Kentucky Derby 2022 favorites is Tim Yakteen’s Taiba, a horse that’s been in the spotlight for quite a lot since winning G1 Santa Anita Derby.

Next comes Mo Donegal, who starts on the rail and who’s got some pretty impressive performances in the portfolio. For instance, this horse has already won against Zendon over 1 1/8 miles.

Kentucky Derby 2022 Prediction

Horses trained by Steve Asmussen have won nearly 10,000 races so far, including Breeders’ Cup, the Belmont, and the Preakness. What none of Asmussen’s horses have won is the Kentucky Derby. However, that might change this weekend.

The horse that could win the 2022 Kentucky Derby is Epicenter. Not only is this a fantastic horse, but the jockey too has a fantastic portfolio. The man in question is Joel Rosario, a Dominican jockey who already has three US Triple Crown trophies in his cupboard, including a Kentucky Derby (in 2013).

Pick: Epicenter