When is the 2024 Kentucky Derby: How to Watch, Post Time, TV & Streaming Information, Schedule, Location, Date

The 2024 Kentucky Derby takes place today, Saturday, May 4, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Live coverage of the most exciting two minutes in sports begins at 2:30 PM ET on NBC and Peacock. Below you will find answers to all your frequently asked questions about the event, as well as additional livestream information.

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The field will consist of a total of 20 horses who have all earned a spot in a series of 35 races known as the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The top finishers in each race earn points on a descending scale, and the 20 horses that accumulate the most points earn a spot in the 2024 Kentucky Derby.

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Here’s how to watch the 2024 Kentucky Derby:

  • Date: Today, Saturday May 4
  • Time: Live coverage begins at 2:30 PM ET
  • Where: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
  • TV network: NBC
  • Streaming:, NBC Sports App

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What is the post time for the 2024 Kentucky Derby?

The official post time for the 2024 Kentucky Derby is Saturday at 6:57 PM ET.

Who are the 2024 Kentucky Derby favorites?

Analysis of the 2024 Kentucky Derby Favorites

Ahmed Fareed and Randy Moss dive into the “elite 8” for the Kentucky Derby and discuss the prospects for Fierceness, Sierra Leone, Forever Young and other favorites.

Derby Favorite Fierceness Tie No. 17 Ranking:

Derby favorite Fierceness is at number 17

See where each horse will line up for the 150th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs after the Kentucky Derby Draw Show, as 5-2 favorite Fierceness tied for post position No. 17.

How to watch horse racing Peacock:

NBC Sports is the exclusive home to horse racing’s premier and most prestigious events, including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Royal Ascot and the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series.

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When is the 2024 Kentucky Derby?

The 2024 Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 4, with coverage beginning at 2:30 PM ET on NBC and Peacock.

Syndication: The Courier-Journal

The Kentucky Derby purse has been increased to $5 million for the 150th running in May.

Who won the 2023 Kentucky Derby?

Magician and jockey Javier Castellano won the Kentucky Derby last year, finishing the race with a time of 2:01.57. Relive the moment here:

Watch Larry Collmus call Mage’s Derby win

Watch Larry Collmus, the voice of the Triple Crown, call Mage’s victory in the thrilling 149th Kentucky Derby.

Where is the Kentucky Derby?

Since 1875, spectators have gathered at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, to witness the Run for the Roses.

The original idea for Churchill Downs came about in 1872, when Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark attended the Epsom Derby in England. When Clark returned to the United States, he sought to create a track similar to England’s that Kentucky racers could call home.

A few years later that desire became a reality when ‘Churchill Downs’ was born. The circuit’s first official day of racing was on May 17, 1875, with three high-stakes races – the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Clark Handicap.

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What devices does Peacock support?

You can enjoy Peacock on different devices. View the full list of supported devices here.

Click here for all the information you need to prepare for the 2024 Kentucky Derby.