Unquestionably, the Kentucky Derby is one of the most heavily bet horse races in the world each year that it is run. That also means the Kentucky Derby is one of the most profitable races for Off-Track Betting facilities, race tracks and race books. Whether betting on horse racing or betting on sports, one of the least profitable events for bettors are those that are televised and generate a great deal of interest among casual sports fans and bettors. So when a big race like the Kentucky Derby is run, many people want to get in on the action and will lay poor bets. Worse, many casual analysts will generate bad information that will affect how many people wager. For professional handicappers, such moments can make it easier to win big money by going against the public favorites. For casual betters, it usually means they are donating their money to race tracks, race books and off-track betting locations.