After last year’s race was postponed to September and there were no fans in fancy hats due to the pandemic, the 147th round of the Kentucky Derby is returning to its usual place on the calendar – the first Saturday in May. The grandstands and infield will not be filled to their total capacity of 165,000, but approximately 45,000 fans are expected to take part in this year’s race.
Essential Quality is 2: 1 favorite, followed by Rock Your World with 5: 1, Known Agenda with 6: 1 and Rod Charlie with 8: 1. You can see all Derby odds here.
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When you’re not sipping mint juleps at Churchill Downs, you can make your own Derby cocktails and watch from home. The 2021 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday May 1st and will air on NBC. So you can watch live without a cable.
The Kentucky Derby ran last September but returns to its rightful place on the first Saturday in May of this year.
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When does the Kentucky Derby start?
The Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday May 1st. TV coverage runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and then from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
The post time is set to approximately 6:57 p.m. ET (3:57 p.m. PT).
How can I watch the Kentucky Derby on TV?
If you don’t have a cord, you still have plenty of options. The cheapest that doesn’t require streaming is tooand check out your local NBC station.
If you’re streaming on a PC, phone, or tablet, you can watch it on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app.
You can also a, all of which offer free trials. However, not every service runs your local NBC station. So check the links below to make sure
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YouTube TV is $ 65 per month and includes NBC in most markets and NBCSN. Enter your zip code on the welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.
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