Kentucky Derby 2019 : The 2019 Kentucky Derby, held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 (5/4/19) will be the 145th running of the horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
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What is the schedule for Saturday?
Though the full weekend started with coverage on Thursday and Friday, the bulk of coverage will be Saturday. There will be live coverage of all undercard races on NBCSN from 12 to 2:30 p.m., and all other live coverage will be on NBC from 2:30 p.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Here’s the schedule for anyone attending or planning parties.
A field of 19 horses will compete in the Run for the Roses and the $1.86 million prize.
The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown features 3-year old thoroughbreds and is run at a distance of 1 1/4 miles on dirt.
Bob Baffert, who saddled Triple Crown winner Justify last year, will have three chances to win his sixth Kentucky Derby. The Hall of Fame trainer is conditioning Game Winner, Roadster and Improbable in this year’s Run for the Roses.
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Game Winner is the morning-line favorite at 9-2, followed by Roadster and Improbable (both at 5-1).
Here is everything you need to know about the race, followed by scouting reports on each horse:
The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown starts Saturday with the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Some of the fastest racehorses in the world will take center stage at Churchill Downs in Louisville as folks get dressed up and drink mint juleps.
There’s a lot of tradition, pageantry and, of course, betting the odds on which horse will win.
Horse racing went 38 years without a Triple Crown winner before 2015 when American Pharoah won it with jockey Victor Espinoza directing him. Bob Baffert was the trainer of American Pharoah, who went on the win the Preakness and Belmont Stakes to complete the Triple Crown, becoming only the 12th horse to accomplish the feat. Baffert also trained the last Derby winner, Justify, who won the Triple Crown in 2018.
Although the day has several undercards — or early races — the main event starts at 6:50 p.m. ET on Saturday. Here’s more important information about the race, including how to watch it and who are the favorites to win it.
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