written by Lucky's sportsbook on Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another. It was the first time in four years that Lucky's lost with its Derby futures. A slew of tickets came from the Primm sportsbook on the boarder of California and Nevada – most likely from I'll Have Another's barn.
“It was our worst-case scenario,” said Dan Shapiro, who oversees Lucky’s horse book. “It was the first time in four years, since we started offering futures, that we lost money.”
“It’s not uncommon for them to bet on their horses,” Shapiro said. “Everyone seems to like their horse when they are training. They want to get down on their horse.”