What to know, horses to watch, release time, TV channel, live stream

the kentucky derby is one of the most iconic sporting events in the world. Every year, millions of fans tune in to NBC to watch the best racehorses from around the world go head-to-head in “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sport.”

The 2022 Kentucky Derby airs Saturday, May 7 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage is also available to stream live on NBCSports.comthe NBC Sports app and Peacock.

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NBC Sports will also air the Kentucky Oaks the day before Friday, May 6 from 1-6 p.m. ET on USA Network, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

What is the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby, historically held on the first Saturday in May, is one of the most well-known thoroughbred races in the world. It is usually the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is only one of the Triple Crown races to have run continuously since its inaugural race in 1875.

How long does the Kentucky Derby last?

The Kentucky Derby is 1 1/4 mile or 10 furlongs. The race has also been dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sport” due to its approximate length. Secretariat boasts the fastest time ever in the Kentucky Derby, with a blistering record of 1:59.40 in 1973.

When is the 2022 Kentucky Derby?

The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Watch NBC Sports coverage on NBC, PeacockOr on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Post time for the 148th Kentucky Derby is approximately 6:57 p.m. ET.

Where is the 2022 Kentucky Derby?

The Derby is held on the Churchill Downs dirt road in Louisville, Kentucky, where it has been held since its first race in 1875.

How can I watch the Kentucky Derby 2022?

NBC hosts the 148th Kentucky Derby, providing comprehensive coverage and analysis of the race live on television, Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app before, during and after. The 2022 Kentucky Derby airs May 7 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

NBC Sports will also air the Kentucky Oaks the day before Friday, May 6 from 1-6 p.m. ET on USA Network, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

NBC will also broadcast the 2022 Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup.

How are horses selected for the Derby?

Only 3-year-old Thoroughbreds can qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Eligible horses compete in the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of 35 races around the world. Horses earn points for finishing in the top four places, and the 20 horses with the most points at the end of the series enter the Derby. However, sometimes the horses scratch, giving horses outside the top 20 the chance to run in the Derby.

Which Horses Should I Watch for Saturday at the Kentucky Derby?

  • Zandon entered the first Saturday in May as the early seed at 3-1 odds and qualified for the Kentucky Derby by winning the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. The fast black colt rolls out of the No. 10 spot right out the door. He only ran in three graded stakes, but never finished below third place. Coach Chad Brown looks is looking for his first Kentucky Derby victory after being best known for his success with turf horses. Jockey Flavien Prat won the 2019 Kentucky Derby by disqualification Villa and will look for his first championship moment in 2022. Owner Jeff drown makes his first entry into the Kentucky Derby.

  • Epicenter comes in behind Essential Quality at 7-2. Many consider it coach Steve Asmussen’s best chance to finally win the Kentucky Derby after holding the record for most Derby starts without a win among coaches. Epicenter has won four out of its last five races, including a win at Churchill Downs. He enters the Kentucky Derby with Joel Rosario in irons, who is chasing his second victory in the Derby (Orb2013).

  • Ancient Bob Baffert intern Messier, named after the New York Rangers legend, has odds of 8 to 1 to win the Kentucky Derby. Messier’s current coach Tim Yakteen, who is a former assistant to Baffert, is making his first appearance in the Kentuck Derby. The constituency of Messier will be John Velasquezwho will be looking to reclaim his fourth Kentucky Derby win after Spirit of Medina finished first in last year’s Run for the Roses, but was disqualified for a positive doping test.

  • There are two women who own horses that are in the Kentucky Derby field. Tami Bobowho went from single mother to Thoroughbred boutique owner, has Simplification short of the No. 13 spot with Jose Ortiz in irons. Whisper Hill Farm Owner Mandy Popewho bought his first horse in high school, charge it coming out of stall n°8. Luis Saez will ride the colt and look for his first Kentucky Derby victory after finishing first, but was disqualified in 2019 for interference.

  • pride of the crown, short of 7th place, is expected to be the second Japanese-bred horse to run in the Kentucky Derby. It will be formative At Koichi Shintani and jockey by Christophe Lemaire first time at the Kentucky Derby.

Read more: 2022 Kentucky Derby post positions, odds announced

Who won the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

On February 21, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission disqualified The Medina spirit of Bob Baffert Kentucky Derby due to a failed doping test after the race.

Churchill Downs now recognizes 2n/a-place the finisher Mandaloontrained by Brad Cox and mounted by Florent Geroux, as the winner. Cox, who is now the first Louisville-born coach to win the Derby, said at the time: ‘To not really have that [thrill of victory]it is a race that will have an asterisk.

What are the greatest Kentucky Derby traditions?

Flashy and daring formal wear for men and women is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. Celebrities and fans wear creative and colorful hats, bright colors and wild patterns. In fact, hats and outfits are so much a part of the Kentucky Derby that the Derby Museum devotes an entire exhibition for the most sumptuous fashions.

the Mint Julep, made with Kentucky bourbon, is the Derby’s signature drink. The Kentucky state song “My Old Kentucky Home” is played during the post-race parade. After the race, the champion horse receives the iconic garland of roses in the winner’s circle, hence the race’s nickname “the rose race”.

Betting and horse racing go hand in hand. There will be a whole weekend of stacked racing cards at Churchill Downs, but the Derby is usually one of the highest wagered sporting events of the whole year.

Watch the 148th Annual Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Full coverage is also available at NBCSports.comthe NBC Sports app and Peacock.

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