#4: In 1940, Gallahadion won at odds of 35.20-1 and paid $72.40 to win.
#5: Charismatic went off at odds of 31.30-1 and just got up to win by a neck, paying $64.60 to win. He went on to win the Preakness and was 3rd in the Belmont where he broke his leg after the finish.
#6: Proud Clarion won in 1967 at odds of 30.10-1 and paid $62.20 to win. He also had the 6th fastest Derby ever with a final time of 2:00.60 for the mile and a quarter.
#7: In 1918, Exterminator may have been a surprise when he won at odds of 29.60-1, paying $61.20 to win, but he went on to have a stellar career. Racing until age 9, the gelding won 50 of he 100 lifetime starts including many stakes races and was very popular with fans.
#8: Dark Star won in 1953 at odds of 24.90-1 and paid $51.80 to win. Also the winner of the Derby Trial, he was unplaced in Preakness and retired after that.
#9: Sent off at odds of 24.50-1, the longest of the three horses entered by trainer D. Wayne Lukas in 1995, Thunder Gulch drew off to win by 2 1/4 lengths and paid $51.00 to win.
#10: Stone Street went off at odds of 23.72-1 in the 1908 Kentucky Derby and paid $123.60 to win for a $5 bet which would be $49.40 for the modern $2 win bet. This was the only stakes win of his career.
The Kentucky Derby
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The Run for the Roses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, is a race is for 3-year old thoroughbreds with a length of 1 1/4 miles at Churchill Downs.
How Much is Wagered? In 2010, $47 million was bet on the Win-Place-Show pool alone. The exacta pool was more than $21 million. The trifecta and superfecta pools were $25 million and $8 million respectively.
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Biggest Longshots in Kentucky Derby History?
#1: At 91-to-1, Donerail is the biggest long shot to win the Kentucky Derby. Happened in 1913, Donerail paid $184.90 on a $2 bet, while setting a track record of 2:04 4/5. His career earnings only amounted to $15,156.
#2: Mine That Bird! In 2009, Mine That Bird trailed most of the race before rallying late to win by seven lengths at odds of 50.60-to-1. A $2 wager paid $103.20. He went on to finish second in the Preakness and 3rd in the Belmont Stakes.
#3: Giacomo! In 2005, Giacomo closed late on the outside to win at odds of 50-1 and paid $102.60 to win.
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