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Kentucky Derby 2012 Odds: Bodemeister Early Favorite To Win

The Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday. Who are the early favorites a little more than a day away from the event?

HOT SPRINGS, AR - APRIL 14:   Jockey Mike Smith rides Bodemeister to win the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park during the Racing Festival of The South on April 14, 2012 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
HOT SPRINGS, AR - APRIL 14: Jockey Mike Smith rides Bodemeister to win the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park during the Racing Festival of The South on April 14, 2012 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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The 'Greatest Two Minutes Of Sports' occurs on Saturday with the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs in Lexington, Ky. 20 horses will compete, but only one will win the roses. The early odds put Bodemeister as the favorite at 4-1. The rest of the odds for the participants corresponding with their post positions are as follows.

1. Daddy Long Legs 30/1
2. Optimizer 50/1
3. Take Charge Indy 15/1
4. Union Rags 9/2
5. Dullahan 8/1
6. Bodemeister 4/1
7. Rousing Sermon 50/1
8. Creative Cause 12/1
9. Trinniberg 50/1
10. Daddy Knows Best 15/1
11. Alpha 15/1
12. Prospective 30/1
13. Went The Day Well 20/1
14. Hansen 10/1
15. Gemologist 6/1
16. El Padrino 20/1
17. Done Talking 50/1
18. Sabercat 30/1
19. I'll Have Another 12/1
20. Liaison 50/1

The two other favorites in the early odds are Union Rags at 9-2 odds, followed closely by Dullahan at 8-1 odds. Here's a profile video that SB Nation studios has done for Dullahan

The Derby is scheduled for a post time of 6:24 p.m. There will be massive TV coverage on NBC Sports Network prior to the running and NBC will have the broadcast of the race.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.