What time is the Kentucky Derby?
The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
The post time for the main race is 6:34 p.m. E.T. The races will be broadcast on NBC from 2:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. ET.
Last year's race was won by Nyquist with jockey Mario Gutierrez. Nyquist did not win the Preakness Stakes and did not race in the Belmont Stakes.
American Pharoah won the previous year and went on to win the Triple Crown. There is a $2 million guaranteed purse.
How to watch
Race: The race will begin at 6:34 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Live stream: NBC Live Extra