What Time & Channel is the Kentucky Derby on Today?

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Mohaymen looks to rebound at the Kentucky Derby. (Getty)

The 142nd Kentucky Derby gets underway today at Churchill Downs. The race is slated to start at 6:34 p.m. Eastern. NBC’s race coverage will begin at 4 p.m. Eastern. Nyquist leads this year’s field of horses and enters the race undefeated.

Here’s a look at the details for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.


Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time: 6:34 p.m. Eastern

Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

TV Channel: NBC

Radio: Westwood One will have live coverage of the Kentucky Derby. Click here to find the affiliate station near you.

Live Stream: Click here for a full rundown of streaming options. You will need a cable or satellite login to access the NBC Sports Extra live stream.

Race Preview: Nyquist comes into the Kentucky Derby undefeated and is the favorite to win at Churchill Downs. He is coming off a big victory in the Florida Derby where he was able to defeat the favorite, Mohaymen, on his home track. Mario Gutierrez is Nyquist’s jockey, Doug O’Neill is the trainer and Paul Reddam owns the horse.

Exaggerator is first in line to challenge Nyquist in Saturday’s race. Kent and Keith Desormeaux will look to make history with Exaggerator by becoming the first jockey/trainer duo to win the Kentucky Derby as brothers.

Despite his disappointing 4th place finish at the Florida Derby, Mohaymen is third in the Kentucky Derby odds. The team is hoping the horse was impacted by the wet track and will have a bounce back race in Kentucky.


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