clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

How and where to watch the Kentucky Derby on TV and via live online stream

The first Saturday in May means the Triple Crown returns to Churchill Downs. Here’s how to watch the Run for the Roses as well as all the pomp and circumstance from Louisville.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Mint juleps on Kentucky Oaks day at Churchill Downs. April 29, 2021  Alton Strupp/Courier Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The biggest race of the spring Churchill Downs meet is on Saturday. The $3 million Grade 1 Kentucky Derby fields the best three-year-old horses in the world, and begins the Triple Crown of horse racing anew once again.

All Derby Day will be broadcast from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, with the Run for the Roses getting underway at 6:57 p.m. ET, according to the listed post time. NBCSN will also be at Churchill from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and live coverage is also available on NBCSports.com as well as the NBC Sports app. Peacock will offer a replay of the race.

You can also livestream the event on NBCSN’s website if you have a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access NBC Sports Network, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it. You can also download the Twin Spires app for any Roku enabled device, and you’ll be able to watch the Kentucky Oaks live.

Here are the post positions and morning line odds for the 147th Kentucky Derby:

1. Known Agenda 6-1
2. Like the King 50-1
3. Brooklyn Strong 50-1
4. Keepmeinmind 50-1
5. Sainthood 50-1
6. O Besos 20-1
7. Mandaloun 15-1
8. Medina Spirit 15-1
9. Hot Rod Charlie 8-1
10. Midnight Bourbon 20-1
11. Dynamic One 20-1
12. Helium 50-1
13. Hidden Stash 50-1
14. Essential Quality 2-1
15. Rock Your World 5-1
16. King Fury 20-1
17. Highly Motivated 10-1
18. Super Stock 30-1
19. Soup and Sandwich 30-1
20. Bourbonic 30-1