Despite the ongoing list of Kentucky Derby scratches, there’s still plenty of betting intrigue surrounding the 149th edition of the Run for the Roses. You’ll find Saturday’s Kentucky Derby schedule below, including the TV coverage throughout the day.
2023 Kentucky Derby Schedule
Here’s how the race — coined the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” — will be covered. All times below are EST.
- TV: NBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
- Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.
- Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
- Post time: 6:57 p.m. EST (TV coverage from noon-7:30 p.m.)
Just like NASCAR, with the Daytona 500, the Triple Crown races tip off via the Derby. The Preakness and Belmont Stakes follow suit.
As previously alluded to, Skinner was the latest contestant scratched from the Kentucky Derby field because of an elevated temperature. As a result, the Kentucky Derby field is down to 19 starters. Practical Move, Lord Miles, and Continuar (JPN) were also scratched on Thursday. The last time four horses were removed from the Derby was in 2015. That go-around, 22 horses participated in the race.
There is plenty of horse racing action throughout the remainder of the day. It all begins at 10:30 a.m. with the initial sprint — broadcasted on both FS2 and FanDuel TV.
The more notable races officially start at shortly after noon on NBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports app.
Also, don’t forget that the Kentucky Oaks takes place Friday at 5:51 p.m. That race showcases the best young fillies and will have Oaks/Derby doubles betting available.
Kentucky Derby Day Race Schedule
- Race 1: 10:30 a.m.
- Race 2: 11:01 a.m.
- Race 3: 11:31 a.m.
- Derby City Distaff: 12:04 p.m.
- CD Distaff Turf Mile: 12:36 p.m.
- Knicks Go: 1:14 p.m.
- Twin Spires Turf Sprint: 1:56 p.m.
- Pat Day Mile: 2:48 p.m.
- American Turf: 3:40 p.m.
- Churchill Downs: 4:31 p.m.
- Old Forecaster Turf Classic: 5:27 p.m.
- Kentucky Derby: 6:57 p.m.
- Race 13: 7:55 p.m.
- Race 14: 8:30 p.m.
Below are the latest Kentucky Derby odds. Click on any of the odds to receive a special promotion from FanDuel Racing.
|Post Position Number||Horse Name||Kentucky Derby Odds||Morning Line Odds||Closing Line Odds||Trainer||Jockey|
|1.||Hit Show||25-1||30-1||24-1||Brad Cox||Manny Franco|
|2.||Verifying||15-1||15-1||14-1||Brad Cox||Tyler Gaffalione|
|3.||Two Phil's||8-1||12-1||9-1||Larry Rivelli||Jareth Loveberry|
|4.||Confidence Game||17-1||20-1||21-1||Keith Desormeaux||James Graham|
|5.||Tapit Trice||9-2||5-1||9-2||Todd Pletcher||Luis Saez|
|6.||Kingsbarns||10-1||12-1||11-1||Todd Pletcher||Jose Ortiz|
|7.||Reincarnate||13-1||50-1||14-1||Tim Yakteen||John Velazquez|
|8.||Mage||17-1||15-1||15-1||Gustavo Delgado||Javier Castellano|
|9.||Skinner||SCR||SCR||SCR||John Shirreffs||Juan Hernandez|
|10.||Practical Move||SCR||SCR||SCR||Tim Yakteen||Ramon Vazquez|
|11.||Disarm||24-1||30-1||27-1||Steve Asmussen||Joel Rosario|
|12.||Jace's Road||31-1||50-1||33-1||Brad Cox||Florent Geroux|
|13.||Sun Thunder||30-1||50-1||33-1||Kenny McPeek||Brian Hernandez Jr.|
|14.||Angel of Empire||4-1||8-1||4-1||Brad Cox||Flavien Prat|
|15.||Forte||SCR||3-1||SCR||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz Jr.|
|16.||Raise Cain||31-1||50-1||33-1||Ben Colebrook||Gerardo Corrales|
|17.||Derma Sotogake||8-1||10-1||7-1||Hidetaka Otonashi||Christophe Lemaire|
|18.||Rocket Can||27-1||30-1||28-1||Bill Mott||Junior Alvarado|
|19.||Lord Miles||SCR||SCR||SCR||Saffie Joseph Jr.||Paco Lopez|
|20.||Continuar||SCR||SCR||SCR||Yoshito Yahagi||Ryusei Sakai|
|21.||Cyclone Mischief||29-1||30-1||29-1||Dale Romans||TBA|
|22.||Mandarin Hero||20-1||20-1||17-1||Terunobu Fujita||Kazushi Kimura|
|23.||King Russell||31-1||50-1||32-1||Ron Moquett||Rafael Bejarano|
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