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How to watch this year's Kentucky Derby - online or on TV.

By SI Wire
April 28, 2015

The 141st Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

The betting favorite throughout the lead up to the race has been American Pharoah. The horse, trained by Bob Baffert, landed in the No. 18 gate during Wednesday's post position draw but was pushed one gate further inside, to the No. 17 position, when Stanford withdrew. 

No horse has ever won the Derby from the No. 17 spot, but in the past six years, two winners have started further outside: Big Brown, in 2008, from the 20th position, and I'll Have Another, in 2012, from the 19th gate. 

Dortmund, which has the second-best odds of winning the race and is also trained by Baffert, drew the No. 8 gate.

Last year, Derby favorite California Chrome won from the No. 5 gate. No horse has won from the No. 1 or No. 2 gates in the past 26 years, 

For more on the race, check out SI.com's Tim Layden's Kentucky Derby picks and his feature on California Chrome's uncertain future. 

Here’s what you need to know before the race:

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

When: Saturday, May 2

Post Time: 6:25 p.m. ET

Television: Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and at 4 p.m. on NBC.

Live Stream: NBC Live Extra will live stream the race

Favorite: American Pharoah

Betting: Current odds can be found here.

Track Distance: 1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs)

Track and Churchill Downs record: 1:59 2/5 secs, Secretariat (1973)

Purse: $2 million

Post Positions: Full list can be found below

Gate 1: Ocho Ocho Ocho

Gate 2: Carpe Diem

Gate 3: Materiality

Gate 4: Tencendur

Gate 5: Danzig Moon

Gate 6: Mubtaahij

Gate 7: El Kabeir

Gate 8: Dortmund

Gate 9: Bolo

Gate 10: Firing Line

Gate 11: International Star

Gate 12: Itsaknockout

Gate 13: Keen Ice

Gate 14: Frosted

Gate 15: War Story

Gate 16: Mr. Z

Gate 17: American Pharoah

Gate 18: Upstart

Gate 19: Far Right

Gate 20: Frammento

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