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Here’s How to Watch the Kentucky Derby

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The Kentucky Derby trackPhotograph by Jamie Squire — Getty Images

The Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 7 and the post time for the race is 6:43 pm ET at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

This will be the 142nd running of the race, and coverage is slated to begin on NBC at 4 pm ET.

“Fans can catch all the action of the run for the roses in spectacular high definition via NBC Sports Live Extra online at, or through the Live Extra app which is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire,” according to the race’s website.

In addition, the Kentucky Derby will be broadcast in virtual reality thanks to a partnership between NBC and NextVR.

This year’s Kentucky Derby comes after a historic year in horse racing. American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the coveted Triple Crown by claiming the Kentucky race, along with the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.


Nyquist, a horse named after National Hockey League player Gustav Nyquist, is the favorite heading into the first leg of the Triple Crown. The Detroit Red Wings player from Sweden came out in favor of his namesake’s chances on Twitter, writing:

For more on the 20 horses competing in the race, check out the odds posted on the Derby’s official website.