2016 Kentucky Derby: Start time, live stream, TV info

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

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The 2016 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday at Churchhill Downs.

Last year’s winner, American Pharoah, went on to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

This year’s favorite is the undefeated Nyquist at 10–3 odds. A strong challenge is expected from Exaggerator and Mohaymen at 8–1 odds.

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Here is how to watch the race on Saturday:

Undercard races

​Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

TV Channel: NBC Sports Network

Live stream: NBC Live Extra

Kentucky Derby

Race: The race will begin at 6:34 p.m. ET

TV Channel: NBC

Live stream: NBC Live Extra

Coverage: Television coverage will begin at 4 p.m. and go until 7 p.m.

Betting: Odds and favorites for the race can be found here.

Favorite: Nyquist

Purse: $2 million

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

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

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