Kentucky Derby Celebrities Bet The Derby for Charity

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Ed DeRosa

May 6th, 2016

Some celebrities handicapped the race and others went with hunch plays, but the one thing they all have in common is that they're playing for good causes. invited 25 celebrities to make a pick for the Kentucky Derby, and will wager $250 to win on each selection. TwinSpires will then combine the celebrities' picks to play the Derby superfecta, and again, ALL returns go the charities.

The image below includes all the celebrities playing, their designated charities, and their Kentucky Derby picks. Below that is tidbits on how they picked the Derby.

  • The most popular pick is Mohaymen, selected by six celebrities.
  • Actual Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist is the second choice here with five selections
  • Single picks are Brody's Cause, Exaggerator, Majesto, Mo Tom, and Suddenbreakingnews
  • Missing from action altogether are Trojan Nation, My Man Sam, Oscar Nominated, Lani, Destin, Tom's Ready, Outwork, and Shagaf
  • Name plays appear to be Archbishop Lori selecting Creator, Yahoo! writer Pat Forde on Suddenbreakingnews, and Bachelorette Whitney Bischoff on Whitmore.

Good luck to all bettors, celebrities, and their charities!