It's time for the Run for the Roses, and you can watch the Kentucky Derby 2022 live stream online for free and without cable as the post time is almost upon us. The Kentucky Derby has returned in full swing, after the pandemic postponed the 2020 race and restricted attendance for the 2021 edition. So expect to see some truly outrageous hats before the most exciting two minutes in sports.
Kentucky Derby 2021 TV coverage began today (Saturday, May 7) at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Post time is set for approximately 6:57 p.m. ET.
The 148th Kentucky Derby looks to return the event to glory after it was tarnished by scandal last year. Medina Spirit crossed the finish line first, giving trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh win in the race. However, the horse failed a drug test and was ultimately disqualified. Mandaloun was named the winner.
This year's field features 20 horses, and they'll run the 1.25-mile track in the hope of a first place finish and $1.86 million prize. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing, followed by the Preakness two weeks from now and the Belmont Stakes in June.
Current Kentucky Derby 2022 odds favor Zandon, the 3-1 favorite, followed by Epicenter (7-2) and Messier (8-1). Racing experts are also high on Mo Donegal, the entry from two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Todd Pletcher. However, the horse will have to overcome the poor No. 1 post position.
Here is everything to know about how to watch the Kentucky Derby 2022 online.
How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 from anywhere on Earth
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How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in the US
In the U.S., fans can watch Kentucky Derby 2022 TV coverage Saturday, May 7 starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Early coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
Approximate post time for the race is 6:57 p.m.
NBC can be accessed for free with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package. You'll need the latter for NBCSN.
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How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in the UK
British horse racing fans can tune into the Kentucky Derby on Sky Sports (opens in new tab), with coverage starting at 8:45 p.m. BST. Post time is approximately 11:57 p.m. (so you'll have to stay up a bit late).
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How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in Canada
Canadians can get all the Kentucky Derby action on TSN, with coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. ET and the post time at 6:57 p.m..
How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in Australia
For racing enthusiasts Down Under, the Kentucky Derby appears to be airing on ESPN if you get it through your cable package.
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Kentucky Derby 2022 horses, odds and post positions
The 148th Kentucky Derby has a field of 20 horses. Here are their names, post positions and current odds according to KentuckyDerby.com (opens in new tab).
|4||Summer is Tomorrow||30-1|
|9||Tiz the Bomb||30-1|
|11||Pioneer of Medina||30-1|