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After making a name for itself as a DFS platform, DraftKings slowly expanded to other verticals over the years, namely online sports betting and online casino gambling. DraftKings is now galloping toward launching a premier horse racing app–DK HORSE–through its partnership with Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI).

The two are ready to roll out the DK HORSE app just in time for this year’s Kentucky Derby (May 6), and we’re here to tell you everything we know about it thus far, including betting options, bonus codes, availability, and more.

DK HORSE Promo Code

🐎 DK HORSE Promo CodeTBA
⌚️ When will the DraftKings Horse Race betting app be available?Expected by May 2023 before the Kentucky Derby
🇺🇸 States Available21 States; details to follow
✅ Info Last VerifiedMarch 2023

There’s currently no information on a potential DK HORSE welcome offer. Still, considering that both the DraftKings Sportsbook and Casino have welcome bonuses, we’re sure DK HORSE will also have a promotion to entice new customers. The DK HORSE bonus is expected to come in the form of a match deposit offer or free bet credits.

Quality of the DK HORSE App

DraftKings is known for having great betting apps for daily fantasy sports, sports betting, and casino. The operator’s apps are praised for their design, functionality, speed, stability, fluidity, and all other aspects that make for an excellent mobile experience. This makes us confident that the DraftKings horse racing app will also rank as one of the best horse racing apps in the US.

The app should be available on both the App Store and Google Play. Once you download it, you’ll need to sign up by sharing your name, email, date of birth, Social Security number (last four digits only), and other details.

You’ll initially need to create a new account for DK HORSE even if you have existing accounts with DraftKings. This also means you must place a deposit regardless of whether you have funds on other DK accounts. The available deposit methods should be similar to those accepted at the DraftKings Sportsbook and Casino apps, which include Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, online banking, and more.

DK HORSE Betting Options

Horse racing on DraftKings is expected to feature all types of popular bets seen on other first-class horse racing apps, including:

  • Straight bets: These include win (your pick must win), place (your selection must finish first or second), and show (your horse must finish in one of the first three positions). 
  • Horizontal exotic bets: In these, you need to guess the winners of two (daily double), three (pick 3), four (pick 4), or more consecutive races.
  • Vertical exotic bets: Guess the exact order in which the horses will finish a race, including exacta (first and second), trifecta (first, second, and third), and superfecta (first through fourth). With the quinella bet, you guess which two horses will finish in the top two regardless of the order. You can also box your trifecta and superfecta bets, picking horses to finish in the top three or four, irrespective of the order in which they finish. The key bet implies you must guess the winning horse while other selected horses can finish in any order.

Even if you’re a beginner and don’t know how to bet on horses, the DK HORSE app will likely feature detailed guides in a resourceful help section with these wagers explained in more detail.

DK HORSE Live Racing and Betting

Since it’s planning to rival FanDuel TV (formerly TVG), the DK HORSE app will surely feature live streaming of famous races. Streaming and betting on Kentucky Derby on DraftKings is a given, considering the app is the product of a partnership between DraftKings and Churchill Downs.

DK HORSE could also feature in-running bets (equivalent to live or in-play betting), allowing you to place wagers even after the race has begun.

Availability of the DK HORSE Betting App

DK HORSE is expected to appear in as many as 21 states. However, the operator will be granted licenses one jurisdiction at a time, so the final number of states with the DK HORSE betting app won’t be known until launch.

Users will likely be able to place bets on both the DK HORSE website and the proprietary iOS and Android apps. DK HORSE will initially not be part of the DraftKings product suite, meaning that customers with existing DK accounts will need to create a separate account for horse racing.

DraftKings Horse Racing App FAQ

Is it legal to use the DK Horse betting app in the US?

Yes, the DK Horse app will be legal, but only in some states. The app is expected to launch in 21 states, although it’s not yet known whether it will receive licenses for all 21 in time for the scheduled launch. 

Is online horse racing legal in the US?

Yes, online horse racing is legal in 39 states, including New York, California, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Kansas, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and others. 

Where can I download the DK Horse mobile app?

The DK Horse app will be available in the App Store and Google Play. 

Where can I watch horse racing via live stream?

DK Horse is expected to feature HD live streams of famous domestic and international races, including the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and others. 

How old do I need to be to place bets on the DK Horse app?

The minimum age for betting on horse races online varies between 18 and 21 years or older, depending on the state.

Does DraftKings offer sports betting?

DraftKings is a well-known sports betting operator available in over 20 states, allowing you to place wagers on everything from the NFL and NBA to international tennis, soccer, and other popular sports. Users of the DraftKings sportsbook and DK Horse will initially be required to register separate accounts.

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Joshua Buckley

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Joshua Buckley is a Sports Content Manager for Along with award-winning experience as a sports editor in Alabama and Texas, he has also spent time in public relations for the tourism and blood banking industries. Joshua is co-host of "Whole Lotta Wolves," the only U.S.-based Wolverhampton Wanders FC podcast.

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