What Time Is The Kentucky Derby On? Get Your Race Details Right Here

Don't hold your horses! The 140th Kentucky Derby is upon us and it's time that you donned your brightest, biggest hat and settled in to watch the horses race and the patrons drink mint juleps. It's going to be one wild horse ride — at least, if the crazy names of the horses are any indication. The Kentucky Derby will take place in Louisville, Kent. at the Churchill Downs track. The track, which opened in 1875, has held the race every year, and is a designated national landmark. So, what time is the Kentucky Derby on?

NBC Sports has you covered. (Check your TV for affiliate stations.) The channel will broadcast derby coverage from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 2. Saturday, the channel will begin Kentucky Derby coverage at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the Equine Forum, and will continue from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the Kentucky Derby undercard races. Later that night, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the derby will continue with the Kentucky Derby 140.

The race will start at 6:24 p.m. ET.

Don't have time to watch the derby on TV? No problem. SiriusXM satellite radio will also be broadcasting the Kentucky Derby on Sirius 93. SiriusXM listeners will hear Horse Racing Radio Network’s live race call of the “Run for the Roses” starting at 5 p.m. The Kentucky Derby undercard races will then be broadcasted from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Have fun!

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