Advance wager on the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby via HPIbet

May 3, 2017

​TORONTO, May 3 – On Wednesday morning, Classic Empire, trained by Woodbine-based conditioner Mark Casse, was installed as the 4-1 morning line favourite for the 143rd running of the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, slated for Saturday at Churchill Downs, in Kentucky.

Casse will also saddle the Canadian-bred State of Honor (30-1ML) in the 1 1/4-mile classic which will go as the 12th race with a 6:46 p.m. post time​.
Canadian racing fans will once again be able to advance wager on the entire Kentucky Derby card beginning at 3PM on Friday at all WEG locations.
Advance pick pools (multi-race wagers) for the Derby day card will open at the conclusion of Friday’s live Churchill program. Churchill Down’s first race on Friday and Saturday will go at 10:30 AM.

Friday’s feature at Churchill Downs is the $1-million Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks which is headlined by the 5-2 morning line favourite Paradise Woods who will be ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Richard Mandella. Although there are no Canadian-breds entered in the 1 1/8-mile event for sophomore fillies, Woodbine will be represented by jockey Luis Contreras aboard Ever So Clever (20-1ML) and Salty (6-1ML) who is trained by Casse.​

HPIBet will also be offering the Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby Double wager, and the Kentucky Oaks-Woodford-Kentucky Derby Pick-3 wager.​

Racing fans can watch and wager on all the action from Churchill Downs via HPIbet.com.
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