How to Place a Bet on the 2020 Kentucky Derby at Home

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There’s no doubt that the Kentucky Derby is one of the most iconic races in the world. Before the pandemic, hundreds and thousands of people witnessed the amazing race of beautiful horses. The Forbes magazine described the game as one of the “Greatest Bucket List Sporting Events” of the country.

Every first Saturday of May, people gather with their friends and loved ones to witness the game. But due to the coronavirus outbreak, the mass gathering may be too risky to do. However, there are many ways that you can still enjoy the upcoming Kentucky Derby, such as streaming and placing your bet online.

Here are the things you can do to place your bets from the comforts of your home.

What Will Happen at the 2020 Kentucky Derby Game?

This year’s Kentucky Derby will happen on the 5th of September, which is very unusual as we are used to watching the game every first Saturday of May. However, because of the ongoing risk of the pandemic, the game was postponed to contain the spread of the virus.

The  CEO of Churchill Downs, Inc. Bill Carstanjen said that they thought that moving this event to Labor Day Weekend will enable the country to control the coronavirus spread. It will give the government more time to halt the spread.  He also added that postponing the game will allow their guest to reschedule travel and hotel arrangements so they won’t miss out on the Kentucky Derby race.

Fortunately,  the game will still air at the same time at three in the afternoon, eastern time on NBC. You can also stream the game on, app, and other streaming websites. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the race’s management still pursues to make the event thrilling for fans and participants alike.

According to Carstanjen, the energy and magic of the game come from the people participating and enjoying the event. Carstanjen also added that they made the right decision to move the Derby in September. There are a few events lined up for NBC so that they can do full coverage for the Derby alone. The fans, guests, and the participants can prepare a whole lot more before the event date.

How To Bet Online

Being in the event may be more fun and exciting. However,  it is more convenient to place your bet online than lining up to the cashier with so many people waiting. There are various betting websites you can visit that offer tips on how to win the betting game. Here’s how you can effectively place your bet online.

Step 1. Sign Up

You can sign up to or at any betting websites affiliated to Kentucky Derby.  Signing up to these betting websites will make your life easier, allowing you to choose the right bet.

They also have free online streaming features that allow you to bet via live streaming so you can stay tuned and get advance information about the game. According to The Lines Website, TVG is the best online horse racing site as of current. They offer up to $300 risk-free bet upon funding your account.

Step 2. Fund Your Account

In order to have a flat bet during the event, make sure to fund your account sooner than the event date. This will give you more time to decide and observe until you are sure of your bet. Before funding your account, look for a reliable bank that can fund it. You can check the Twinspires Deposit to see the updated banking options.

Step 3. Place Your Bets!

After creating your account, log in to the website and make sure to check the week promotions. In the list, select Churchill Downs from the tracks available. Select your horse, the wager type, and enter the amount you wish to bet. Now you’re ready to submit your bet slip and enjoy the game.

Remember to check all odds and possibilities before placing your bet. We all have our favorite horses in the game, but tracking the horse’s performances will also help you decide which is the best bet. Take advantage of the free game predictions from betting websites. Discuss your opinion with other bettors so you’ll have more factors to consider before placing your bet.


We are so lucky that despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Churchill Downs Inc. still made it possible to pursue the 2020 Kentucky Derby race. However, we should also consider that going to the event can be too risky due to the coronavirus outbreak. The good thing is, you can still place your bet online and enjoy the game via live streaming. Follow the steps mentioned above to successfully place your bet online. Stay safe and enjoy the Kentucky Derby 2020 from the comforts of your home.