How much money is wagered at the Kentucky Derby?
Betting on the 19-horse, 2021 Kentucky Derby race was $155.4 million, off of the $165.5 million in 2019 but a 96% increase over last year, with 15 starters.
Did the Mattress King win his bet?
Jim McIngvale, the Houston furniture magnate, won his $3.46 million bet on the Buccaneers (+3.5) in Super Bowl LV after Tampa Bay blitzed the Chiefs, 31-9.
How much money did Mattress Mack bet on the Derby?
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.
Why did King fury scratch?
He was slated to run from Gate 16. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — According to trainer Kenny McPeek, King Fury has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby due to a fever. … “King Fury spiked a 104 degree fever this afternoon after he galloped this morning,” McPeek said.
How did Mattress Mack do on his bet?
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, a 68-year-old furniture mogul and philanthropist, told The Action Network he lost “more than $13 million” in bets after the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros, 6-2, in Game 7 of the World Series. The wagers would’ve profited approximately $25 million, according to McIngvale.