The Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest races of the year. Every year, thousands of people travel to Louisville, Kentucky, to attend the Derby Festival and cheer on their favourite horses as they sprint down the track. The excitement of the derby is captured in the colourful wagering sheets that are available at the racetrack before, during, and after the event.
The Sheets Are Red
The Kentucky Derby Festival wagering sheet is known as the Red Sheet. The colour of the sheet reflects the traditional derby colours of red, white, and blue, as well as the city’s flag, which is also red, white, and blue. The logo for the festival is centred on the red sheet, with ‘Derby’ written in the same colours in the surrounding space. In the middle of the page is the large space for placing bets. Around the edges of the sheet, numbers are printed in smaller font to serve as placeholders for the various races. When a bookmaker’s office shuts down, the placeholders often end up in the trash, as the numbers rarely get used. It is therefore not uncommon to see the sheets on trash cans at the racetrack. The placeholders on the sheet are mostly 3s and 4s, with 5s and 6s rarely found.
How to Get a Copy
If you are planning on placing a bet on the Kentucky derby, you will need to get a copy of the wagering sheet from the office of the Jockey Club, which is the governing body of horse racing in the province of Ontario, Canada. You can access the club’s online database of racing results and stats here. The results for the Derby are usually posted around three to five days after the event. The results for other major races are also available. From this site, you can click on the ‘Get Results’ tab to see the full results for any race. You will need to register with the club to access this information. A valid credit card is needed to register. Once you have successfully registered, you will see a login screen with your username and password. Click on the ‘Forgot your password?’ link below this screen to reset your password. After you log in, click on the ‘My Account’ tab and you will see the current bettings for all the horses you have placed bets on. From here, you can click on the ‘Edit Bets’ link to see all your bets in a list. You can then select which ones to delete or change.
Changes From the Original
The names of the horses have been changed for privacy purposes. The race track and date have also been changed to protect the innocent.
In the original design, there was no image of a horse on the wagering sheet. However, when the Kentucky Derby became the inspiration for so many pieces of art and design, the Jockey Club decided to include an image of a mustang on their sheet. When they did, they removed all other images of horses and substituted a stylized image of a horse’s head. For this reason, the original wagering sheet does not include any images of horses, but the updated version does.
Key Points to Remember
If you have ever attended the Kentucky Derby, you know the importance that the race holds. The winners of the Derby will often go on to win other prominent races, such as the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, which are run in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. The losers of the Derby often go on to disappoint their owners, as few wins above a certain amount lead to poor performance or even worse, injury or death. For this reason, placing a bet on the Derby is not something to be taken lightly. It is important to remember that while it is fun to place bets on the Derby, it is also risky business. If you are planning on attending the Kentucky Derby Festival, make sure you are aware of this fact and take precautions to protect yourself and your money. The last thing anyone wants is to arrive at the race track only to find that their credit card has been flagged as being ‘suspicious’ by the credit card company. This could lead to serious problems when trying to make a bet, as you will be unable to do so without risking your financial security. For help with this, as well as with other forms of credit card security, call the number dedicated to credit card fraud on the back of your credit card. They will be able to help you get back on track and keep you safe while enjoying the experience of placing bets at the track. For more information on credit card security, please see my blog post on this subject.