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