2016 Kentucky Derby Start Time Guide
What time does the 2016 Kentucky Derby start on Saturday? We anwser that question and several others in efforts to get you ready for the first leg of the Triple Crown.
What day and time does the 2016 Kentucky Derby take place?
"The Run for the Roses" is on Saturday, May 7 this year and is scheduled to run at 6:34PM ET. As usual, the race will take place at Churchill Downs and will be the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby.
What channel can I watch the race on?
The Kentucky Derby will be shown in the United States on the NBC television network. You can also watch the Post Position Draw on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30PM ET on NBC Sports Network, as well as the Kentucky Oaks 142 on May 6 at 12:30PM ET on the same network. From 12:00 - 4:00PM ET on Saturday, May 7, will be the Kentucky Derby Undercard, which once again can be seen on NBC Sports Network.
Who is currently favored to win this year's Kentucky Derby?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Nyquist is the current favorite at 3/1 odds. Exaggerator and Mohaymen both have the next-best odds at 9/2, respectively, while Gun Runner is 6/1 and Mor Spirit is 7/1. Destin and Outwork are also 12/1, respectively, to win this Saturday.
Which contender won the race last year?
American Pharoah won Kentucky Derby last year on his way to winning the Triple Crown. He won with 5/2 odds, while Firing Line finished second at 12/1 and Dortmund took third at 3/1.