The Kentucky Derby 2017 takes place on Saturday, May 6. The race is the first leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. The race takes place at around 6:30 p.m. ET at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
What time does the 2017 Kentucky Derby start?
Post time is set for 6:34 p.m. ET. Coverage begins on Saturday, May 6 at noon ET on NBCSN before moving to NBC at 2:30 ET. Coverage of the Kentucky Derby will continue through post-race activities Watch Live and Bet Now
NBC Sports will have live coverage of the Kentucky Derby with coverage beginning at 2:30pm ET on Saturday on NBC. Fans can catch all the action of the run for the roses in spectacular high definition via Kentucky Derby 2017 Live NBC Sports Live Extra online at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra, 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.
Nyquist won the 2016 Kentucky Derby, making it four years in a row that the betting favorite won the Run for the Roses. For that statistical anomaly to continue, either Classic Empire or Always Dreaming will have to win, as they are the early betting favorites.The post draw for the race will be on Wednesday, May 3, at which point we will learn when the starting position for each of the horses. There will be 20 horses in the field.
Kentucky Derby 2017 : The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, USA on the first Saturday in May capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kilograms) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kilograms).
Below find information on the horses, odds, date and time and live updates from the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.
Who is the favorite to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby?
As of Monday, the betting favorites are Classic Empire and Always Dreaming.
Which horses are running in the 2017 Kentucky Derby?