Kentucky Derby 2021: Live Stream, start time, TV channel, how to watch online

Kentucky Derby 2021: Live Stream, start time, TV channel, how to watch online

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How to watch Kentucky Derby 2021 Live stream online, Free, TV channel, start time, schedule, Horses, post time and more info

Kentucky Derby 2021 Live

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most iconic horse racing sporting events in the world. Every year, millions of fans tune for watching live coverage to watch top race horses from around the world compete in “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports.”

Watch LIVE Now

The 2021 Kentucky Derby will air on May 1 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage is also available to stream live on and on the NBC Sports app.

Fans are expected to return to Churchill Downs after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the race hard last year. You were moved to the 146th Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, September 5 and were driven without a fan at the stand. Several top jockeys were also noticeably absent, choosing to stay on their home tracks due to individual regulations.

When is the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

The 147th running of the Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 1. The post time is 6:57 p.m. ET.

Where is the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs in Louisville as it traditionally does.

How long is the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby will be run at its usual 1.25 miles around the track at Churchill Downs.

How to watch the 2021 Kentucky Derby Race

Date: Saturday, May 1
Post time: 6:57 p.m. ET
Location: Churchill Downs
TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)

How can I watch the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

NBC is home to the 147th Kentucky Derby, providing comprehensive race coverage and analysis live on TV, and the NBC Sports app before, during and after. NBC will also broadcast the 2021 Kentucky Oaks, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup.

Who is the favorite in the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

The whole field is not set yet, but you can get the quality pencil you need from Brad Cox, a local trainer in Louisville, as a favorite of the morning line. Colon is unbeaten on five runs, including a great win over Blue Grass Stokes in Kenland in April. Other names include Hot Rod Charlie coach Doug O’Neill and Steve Assmussen’s super stock.

How long is the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is 1¼ miles or 10 furlongs. The race was first 1½ miles on its first running in 1875 but was shortened by a quarter of a mile in 1896.

How to bet on the Kentucky Derby

Betting stations will be set up around Churchill Downs on the day of the race, and trust us, they would be more than happy to take your money.

If you’re not able to attend the race in person, Churchill Downs’ betting website ( and app (TwinSpires) are available outside of the racetrack for those looking to place a bet.

Who won past Kentucky Derbys?

We don’t have time to run down the list of the 146 past winners, but recent winners include 2015’s American Pharoah (a Triple Crown winner), 2016’s Nyquist, 2017’s Always Dreaming, 2018’s Justify (another Triple Crown winner), 2019’s Country House (who won via disqualification of first-place finisher Maximum Security) and 2020’s Authentic.


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