The sports world will turn its attention to Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 5th for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” is the first leg of the triple crown. The Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes will follow later this summer.
Coverage kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET and the race is set for 6:46 p.m. ET on NBC.
Kentucky Derby hats and bettors will be out in droves as they always do for the derby. If you can’t attend the historic event in Louisville, Kentucky, I have the online streaming information for you here.
2018 Kentucky Derby viewing details
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Start Time: 6:34 P.M. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
How To Live Stream Kentucky Derby Online:
There are a few different options provided for live streaming the Kentucky Derby. The best option is to watch via NBC Live app or at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra. The NBC Live app is available on iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. You will need your service provider login and password for access.
If you do not have access through a cable provider, don’t worry, there is still hope. TwinspiresTV offers free online coverage of the race. Also, if you are a betting man, you can place wagers and watch the derby live all at once.
Another popular option is DirecTV Now. This option will require you to sign up for a 7-day free trial. The trick here is to make sure you cancel the subscription before the free trial ends or you will be on the hook for the full subscription. Who knows maybe you’ll like it enough to become a full-time DirectTV viewer. Download the DirecTV app from the iTunes App store or Google Play store.
Sling TV provides a 7-day free trial as well. Although, make sure you check whether NBC is offered in your area, as it’s only available in select markets. Use the Sling app for mobile viewing.
All the options mentioned above are available via phone, tablet, or mobile device, except for TwinspiresTV.
2018 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds
Magnum Moon (6-1)
Bolt d’Oro (8-1)
Good Magic (12-1)
Vino Rosso (12-1)
My Boy Jack (30-1)
Noble Indy (30-1)
Free Drop Billy (30-1)
Promises Fulfilled (30-1)
Lone Sailor (50-1)
Firenze Fire (50-1)
Instilled Regard (50-1)