NEW YORK CITY (Tuesday, May 13, 2014) – Kentucky Derby winner and Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome is the new favorite at 3-1 in Eclipse Awards 2014 Horse of the Year future bet odds listed by William Hill. Two-time defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who has won both his starts this year, is now the second choice, although the odds being offered remain unchanged from last month’s opening price of 4-1.
Other favorites (with odds) include three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude (6-1), last year’s Champion 3-Year-Old Will Take Charge (6-1), defending Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Mucho Macho Man (7-1), and Saturday’s easy Westchester Stakes winner Palace Malice (8-1).
Dominant Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable is the shortest-priced filly or mare on the list at 14-1.
A complete list of the 2014 Horse of the Year odds updated Monday by William Hill can be accessed on Dave Tuley’s “View From Vegas” sports betting website at www.viewfromvegas.com/uploads/2014-HOY-William_Hill_5-12-plus_CalChrome_props.pdf. William Hill operates 100 sports betting locations across Nevada.
Future bet wagering on Horse of the Year will conclude Nov. 7, six days after the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles.
Horse of the Year will be announced at the 44th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony on January 17, 2015, at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, located outside Miami in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The official result and voting tabulation for the Horse of the Year future bet will be posted online at ntra.com.