What time is the Kentucky Derby? Find out post time, odds, how to watch on TV and live stream

Daniella Medina
Nashville Tennessean

The first Saturday of May is upon us — and with it comes the 2021 Kentucky Derby

Twenty thoroughbreds are set to race 1.25 miles around Churchill Downs on Saturday and 45,000 fans are expected to watch the 147th annual Run for the Roses. 

Here's everything you need to know to watch the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

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What time is the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby has an approximate post time of 5:57 p.m. CT. 

What is the Kentucky Derby schedule?

Kentucky Oaks: 11 a.m. CT Friday, April 30 

Kentucky Derby Prep: 11:30 a.m. CT Saturday, May 1

Kentucky Derby: 1:30 p.m. CT Saturday, May 1

Apr 29, 2021; Louisville, Kentucky, USA;  An exercise rider works out Kentucky Derby entry Essential Quality at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

What channel is the Kentucky Derby on?

The Kentucky Derby will be broadcast on NBC. 

NBC local channels vary by location.

Can I live stream the Kentucky Derby?

Live stream the Kentucky Derby on NBC Sports by logging in with your cable, aatellite, Or TV provider.

Live stream is also available via FuboTV

What are the horses and odds in the Kentucky Derby?

Post position, horse, trainer, jockey, morning-line odds 

  1. Known Agenda, Todd Pletcher, Irad Ortiz Jr., 6-1
  2. Like the King, Wesley Ward, Drayden Van Dyke, 50-1
  3. Brooklyn Strong, Daniel Velazquez, Umberto Rispoli, 50-1
  4. Keepmeinmind, Robertino Diodoro, David Cohen, 50-1
  5. Sainthood, Todd Pletcher, Corey Lanerie, 50-1
  6. O Besos, Greg Foley, Marcelino Pedroza, 20-1
  7. Mandaloun, Brad Cox, Florent Geroux, 15-1
  8. Medina Spirit, Bob Baffert, John Velazquez, 15-1
  9. Hot Rod Charlie, Doug O'Neill, Flavien Prat, 8-1
  10. Midnight Bourbon, Steve Asmussen, Mike Smith, 20-1
  11. Dynamic One, Todd Pletcher, Jose Ortiz, 20-1
  12. Helium, Mark Casse, Julien Leparoux, 50-1
  13. Hidden Stash, Vicki Oliver, Rafael Bejarano, 50-1
  14. Essential Quality, Brad Cox, Luis Saez, 2-1
  15. Rock Your World, John Sadler, Joel Rosario, 5-1
  16. King Fury, Kenny McPeek, Brian Hernandez Jr., 20-1
  17. Highly Motivated, Chad Brown, Javier Castellano, 10-1
  18. Super Stock, Steve Asmussen, Ricardo Santana Jr., 30-1
  19. Soup and Sandwich, Mark Casse, Tyler Gaffalione, 30-1
  20. Bourbonic, Todd Pletcher, Kendrick Carmouche, 30-1

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