What to Know
- The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby kicks off this year's Triple Crown of horse racing Saturday, May 4, on NBC
- Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched because of a breathing problem Wednesday night, leaving the race wide open
- Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia revised the morning line to make Game Winner the 9-2 favorite for the 1 1/4-mile race Saturday
The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby kicks off this year's Triple Crown of horse racing Saturday, May 4, on NBC.
Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia revised the morning line to make Game Winner the 9-2 favorite for the 1 1/4-mile race Saturday.
Improbable and Roadster were installed as the co-second choices at 5-1, giving five-time Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert the top three choices in the 20-horse field.
When to Watch
NBC's coverage on Saturday begins at 2:30 p.m. ET and the race is set to start around 6:50 p.m. ET. You can watch it all live at home or on the go via NBC Live.
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