Quick Answer: Who bet 2 million on the Derby?

Owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is planning to bet at least $2 million to win on Essential Quality (Tapit) in Saturday’s GI Kentucky Derby as a hedge to cover the costs of a furniture promotion underway at his Gallery Furniture stores.

What was the biggest bet on the Kentucky Derby?

Texas Man to Drop $4 Million in Largest-Ever Wager at Kentucky Derby. Jim McIngvale has become notorious in Houston for mixing business and pleasure.

How much did a 2 dollar bet on Kentucky Derby?

Trained by Bob Baffert, who picked up his seventh Kentucky Derby win as a trainer, Medina Spirit held off Mandaloun, Hot Rod Charlie and the rest of the pack in the Run for the Roses. The $2 exacta paid $503.60, the $1 trifecta paid $1,696.90 and the $1 superfecta paid $9,456.40.

How much money did Mattress Mack lose at the Derby?

Mattress Mack Loses $2.4M Betting on Essential Quality at 2021 Kentucky Derby.

Why did King fury scratch?

— According to trainer Kenny McPeek, King Fury has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby due to a fever. The horse was slated to run from Gate 16 in the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday and had 20-1 odds for the race.

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How much money do you get for the Kentucky Derby?

Prize money breakdown for Kentucky Derby 2021

Place Prize Money
1 $1.86 million
2 $600,000
3 $300,000
4 $150,000

How much did Mattress Mack bet on Essential Quality?

Jim McIngvale – also known as “Mattress Mack” – had already bet $1.3 million to win on Essential Quality as of 2 p.m. CT Saturday and was expected to place even more money on the Brad Cox trainee and Blue Grass Stakes winner before Saturday evening’s race. NBC later reported his betting was up to $2.4 million.

How much is wagered on the Kentucky Derby?

All-sources wagering on the Kentucky Derby race was $155.4 million up 96% from last year’s Derby race. “Today it was incredibly gratifying to welcome our fans back to Churchill Downs for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby,” said Bill Carstanjen, CEO of Churchill Downs.

What did trifecta pay?

Despite the two long shots filling out the exotics, the $2 exacta paid $13.60, the $2 trifecta paid $109.50 (equivalent to $27.38 on a 50-cent ticket) and the $1 superfecta paid $285.00 (equivalent to $28.50 on a 10-cent ticket).

How much did the triple pay in the Kentucky Derby?


The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) will equal the richest in history as the purse for America’s greatest race and first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown was elevated to a guaranteed $3 million in 2019.