Kentucky Derby Day Schedule: When Are Saturday Race Times?

Written By Eli Hershkovich on May 5, 2023
Kentucky Derby Schedule

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.

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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,, 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,, 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 NumberHorse NameKentucky Derby OddsMorning Line OddsClosing Line OddsTrainerJockey
1.Hit Show25-130-124-1Brad CoxManny Franco
2. Verifying15-115-114-1Brad CoxTyler Gaffalione
3. Two Phil's8-112-19-1Larry RivelliJareth Loveberry
4. Confidence Game17-120-121-1Keith DesormeauxJames Graham
5.Tapit Trice9-25-19-2Todd PletcherLuis Saez
6.Kingsbarns10-112-111-1Todd PletcherJose Ortiz
7.Reincarnate13-150-114-1Tim YakteenJohn Velazquez
8. Mage17-115-115-1Gustavo DelgadoJavier Castellano
9.SkinnerSCRSCRSCRJohn ShirreffsJuan Hernandez
10.Practical MoveSCRSCRSCRTim YakteenRamon Vazquez
11.Disarm24-130-127-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario
12.Jace's Road31-150-133-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux
13.Sun Thunder30-150-133-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.
14.Angel of Empire4-18-14-1Brad CoxFlavien Prat
15.ForteSCR3-1SCRTodd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.
16.Raise Cain31-150-133-1Ben ColebrookGerardo Corrales
17.Derma Sotogake8-110-17-1Hidetaka OtonashiChristophe Lemaire
18.Rocket Can27-130-128-1Bill MottJunior Alvarado
19.Lord MilesSCRSCRSCRSaffie Joseph Jr.Paco Lopez
20.ContinuarSCRSCRSCRYoshito YahagiRyusei Sakai
21.Cyclone Mischief29-130-129-1Dale RomansTBA
22.Mandarin Hero20-120-117-1Terunobu FujitaKazushi Kimura
23. King Russell31-150-132-1Ron MoquettRafael Bejarano

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