It’s finally here. The end of the long and winding road leading up to the 2021 Kentucky Derby comes to an end Saturday with the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. While the Kentucky Derby is known as the most exciting 2-minutes in sports, the Arkansas Derby isn’t too far behind.
Arkansas Derby sports a short field
While many horse races usually boast 9, 10, 11 or more entries, the 2021 Arkansas Derby will have just 6 battling it out for the win.
The field may be small, but it is a powerful one. The Arkansas Derby is also one of the top races in terms of point earnings. The 100-40-20-10 point distribution guarantees the top two finishers an entry to the Kentucky Derby this May.
History has also shown that winning this race can lead to a great career. Just look at Classic Empire (2017), American Pharoah (2015), and Curlin (2007) for example.
Post Positions, How to Watch live and ML Odds
Unlike many stake races, this one has no real clear cut favorite. Concert Tour is the morning line odds favorite at 6/5 or even money, however right behind him the field seems to be anyone’s call.
Hozier is second on the board at 3/1 with Super Stock and Caddo River both sitting at 6/1. Fans can catch every second of the 2021 Arkansas Derby as it unfolds on NBC Sports Network. You can also live stream the race via the NBC Sports App.
Post Time is scheduled for 7:20 ET. If you can’t catch the race live, we will have all of the results and payouts listed in the comments section below.
- Super Stock (6-1)
- Caddo River (7-2)
- Hozier (3-1)
- Get Her Number (6-1)
- Concert Tour (Even)
- Last Samurai (15-1)