Kentucky Derby race schedule 2024: Post times, TV channels for Churchill Downs horse racing | Sporting News

Kentucky Derby race schedule 2024: Post times, TV channels for Churchill Downs horse racing | Sporting News

Grab a mint julep and throw on your favorite oversized hat. It’s time for the 2024 Kentucky Derby.

The 150th “Run for the Roses” will take place this weekend, showcasing 20 elite jockeys and horses attempting to win the first leg of this year’s Triple Crown. It’s not the only event on the schedule, though, as there will be several races for fans to enjoy at Churchill Downs.

On Friday, 13 races will be held at the track, including the Kentucky Oaks, which is the top competition for 3-year-old fillies. Saturday will feature 14 total races with the main event sitting in the No. 12 slot.

If you aren’t making the journey to Louisville, Ky., don’t worry. You can enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your own home.

Here is everything you need to know about the Kentucky Derby schedule, including TV and streaming options for races.

Kentucky Derby race schedule 2024

  • Dates: Friday, May 3 | Saturday, May 4

Nearly 30 total races will be run on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. The Kentucky Oaks is expected to start around 5:51 p.m. ET on Friday, and the Kentucky Derby should begin at approximately 6:57 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Friday, May 3

Race Post time (ET)
1 10:30 a.m.
2 11 a.m.
3 11:30 a.m.
4 12:05 p.m.
5 12:43 p.m.
6 1:26 p.m.
7 2:09 p.m.
8 3:03 p.m.
9 4:04 p.m.
10 4:51 p.m.
11 5:51 p.m. (Kentucky Oaks)
12 6:27 p.m.
13 7:02 p.m.

Saturday, May 4

Race Post time (ET)
1 10:30 a.m.
2 11:01 a.m.
3 11:31 a.m.
4 12:04 p.m.
5 12:36 p.m.
6 1:14 p.m.
7 1:56 p.m.
8 2:46 p.m.
9 3:40 p.m.
10 4:31 p.m.
11 5:27 p.m. (Old Forester Turf Classic)
12 6:57 p.m. (Kentucky Derby)
13 8 p.m.
14 8:35 p.m.

Where to watch Kentucky Derby races 2024: TV channels, live streams

  • Dates: Friday, May 3 | Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET (Friday) | Noon and 2:30 p.m. ET (Saturday)
  • TV channels: NBC | USA Network
  • Live streams: Fubo | Peacock

Live coverage of Friday’s races will begin at 1 p.m. ET on USA Network. Coverage of Saturday’s races will be split between USA Network (noon ET) and NBC (2:30 p.m. ET).

Races will also be available to stream on Fubo and Peacock. Fubo is currently offering a free trial, giving subscribers the opportunity to try the streaming service before purchasing a plan.

Date Time (ET) TV/Live stream
Friday, May 3 1 p.m. USA Network, Fubo, Peacock
Saturday, May 4 Noon USA Network, Fubo, Peacock
  2:30 p.m. NBC, Fubo, Peacock

If the Kentucky Derby is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services.

Kentucky Derby radio station

You can listen to the 2024 Kentucky Derby live on SiriusXM. Coverage will be available on NBC Sports Audio (channel 85).

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Kentucky Derby tickets 2024

Tickets for the Kentucky Derby are still available on StubHub. You can check out seating charts by clicking on the link below.

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Kentucky Derby horses 2024: Odds, post positions, jockey, trainers

Here is the field for this year’s Kentucky Derby, along with each horse’s morning-line odds, post position, jockey and trainer.

Click on a horse’s odds to visit FanDuel and place a No Sweat First Bet for up to $500.

Post Horse Trainer Jockey ML odds
1 Dornoch Danny Gargan Luis Saez 20-1
2 Sierra Leone Todd Pletcher Tyler Gaffalione 3-1
3 Mystik Dan Kenny McPeek Brian Hernandez Jr. 20-1
4 Catching Freedom Brad Cox Flavien Prat 8-1
5 Catalytic Saffie Joseph Jr. Jose Ortiz 30-1
6 Just Steel D. Wayne Lukas Keith Asmussen 20-1
7 Honor Marie Whit Beckman Ben Curtis 20-1
8 Just A Touch Brad Cox Florent Géroux 10-1
9 Encino Brad Cox Axel Concepción 20-1
10 T O Password Daisuke Takayanagi Kazushi Kimura 30-1
11 Forever Young Yoshito Yahagi Ryusei Sakai 10-1
12 Track Phantom Steve Asmussen Joel Rosario 20-1
13 West Saratoga Larry Demeritte Jesús Castañón 50-1
14 Endlessly Michael McCarthy Umberto Rispoli 30-1
15 Domestic Product Chad Brown Irad Ortiz Jr. 30-1
16 Grand Mo the First Víctor Barboza Jr. Emisael Jaramillo 50-1
17 Fierceness Chad Brown John Velazquez 5-2
18 Stronghold Phil D’Amato Antonio Fresu 20-1
19 Resilience Bill Mott Junior Alvarado 20-1
20 Society Man Danny Gargan Frankie Dettori 50-1
21 Epic Ride Adam Beschizza John Ennis 30-1

Kentucky Derby winners by post position

History shows horses on the inside, starting from positions one to 10, are much more likely to win the Derby than those starting on the outside.

Here are the all-time Derby winners by post position: 

Post position Kentucky Derby winners
1 8
2 7
3 5
4 5
5 10
6 2
7 8
8 9
9 4
10 9
11 2
12 3
13 5
14 2
15 6
16 4
17 0
18 2
19 1
20 2

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