Everything you need to know about the 2019 Kentucky Derby

Everything you need to know about the 2019 Kentucky Derby

The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports are upon us.
The 2019 Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, the first step in the chase to horse racing’s vaunted Triple Crown. Betting favorite Omaha Beach and contender Haikal are no longer running, adding some unpredictability into the field for the 145th Derby.
Even if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs to party on the infamous infield, you can still catch all of the action. Here’s how:
When is the 2019 Kentucky Derby?
This year’s race will take place on Saturday, May 4.
Where is the 2019 Kentucky Derby?
The race takes place at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
When does the actual race begin?
The start time, also known as the post time, is 6:50 p.m. EDT.
What channel is the Kentucky Derby on?
Undercard (12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.): NBC Sports Network
Kentucky Derby 145 (2:30 pm to 7:00 p.m.): NBC

The race can also be streamed live on NBCSports.com.
What are the 2019 Kentucky Derby odds?
The large field of 19 horses has a wide range of odds. Here they are from best to worst:
Game Winner (9-2)
Improbable (5-1)
Roadster (5-1)
Maximum Security (8-1)
Tacitus (8-1)
Code of Honor (12-1)
Win Win Win (12-1)
War of Will (15-1)
By My Standards (15-1)
Vekoma (15-1)
Tax (20-1)
Plus Que Parfait (30-1)
Cutting Humor (30-1)
Long Range Toddy (30-1)
Spinoff (30-1)
Country House (30-1)
Bodexpress (30-1)
Gray Magician (50-1)
Master Fencer (50-1)

How do I bet on the 2019 Kentucky Derby?
You can use our handy guide, found here.
What will the weather be like?
For the second straight year, it looks like the Derby will be a wet affair, after thunderstorms in Louisville on Friday and rain throughout the day on Saturday.


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