Kentucky Derby Will be the 144th annual Run for the Roses Most Anticipated Horse Racing Festival Will be hung on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.
Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Date & Time: Coverage of this year’s Kentucky Derby starts on NBC at 2:30 p.m. on May 5. The actual race begins at 6:46 p.m. ET
All horse racing lovers eyes will be firmly fixed on Kentucky Derby as the 2018 festival kicks off Next Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. This is the largest Horse Racing Festival to take place in the US in terms of the number of customers. If you’re not going to be in Kentucky Derby then you can catch all the live action on NBC/NBCSN. The commercial broadcaster will be showing all the big races including the Kentucky Derby trail featuring the Grade 2 Wood Memorial (5:55 p.m. ET), Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes (6:23 p.m. ET) and Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby (7:30 p.m. ET).
Kentucky Derby Contenders 2018 : Justify had an impressive win over Bolt d’Oro at the Santa Anita Derby. His three-length win made him a favorite for the Kentucky Derby, and even stirred up talk of a second Triple Crown. Magnum Moon dominated the Arkansas Derby, making it the fifth win for trainer Todd Pletcher.
How To Watch: NBCSports.com will carry a simulcast of Kentucky Derby coverage. You Can Also Watch DirecTV Now has NBC in approximately 47 markets nationwide, and it’s really the best deal around considering the channel bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial to watch the Derby then check out some on-demand movies or live TV.