Kentucky Derby Office Pool

Overview of Pool

Create a board with a list of all the horses slated to race in the Kentucky Derby (this could be done for the Preakness or any other race too). Have all of the pool participants sign their name by the horse that they believe will win. Everybody antes the same amount of money and whoever selected the winning horse divvies up pot.

If 9 out of the 10 participants select the favored horse, and she wins, they will have to split the winnings 9 ways, but if the person that selected the underdog wins they get the proceeds to themselves.

Date & Time

The 2017 Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 6 shortly after 6:30 P.M. ET.

The Horses & Odds

Here are the odds to Win 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs from as of April 28, 2017. These odds, and horses, are subject to and will likely change before the derby. Be sure to check fresh odds the day of the race.

Link to check live odds:

Classic Empire 3/1
Always Dreaming 3/1
Gunnevera 4/1
Irish War Cry 5/1
Irap 8/1
Mc Craken 8/1
Gormley 10/1
Girvin 11/1
Lookin At Lee 12/1
Tapwrit 12/1
Battalion Runner 15/1
Malagacy 15/1
Practical Joke 15/1
Thunder Snow 16/1
Hence 20/1
J Boys Echo 20/1
Battle of Midway 30/1
Cloud Computing 40/1
Royal Mo 40/1
Sonneteer 40/1
Untrapped 40/1
Patch 45/1
State of Honor 45/1
Fast and Accurate 50/1

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Kentucky Derby Office Pool Template Screenshot

Screenshot of Pool

Here is a photo of my board from a previous Kentucky Derby. I was at a Kentucky Derby party (which I highly recommended hosting or attending) so we used a whiteboard instead of a spreadsheet. Notice that you can put your initials on more than one horse, and you can also initial the same horse more than once.

Oh yeah … I won, which never happens!

kentucky derby pool screenshot



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