Arkansas Derby 2012: Start Time And TV Information

Saturday is the 2012 Arkansas Derby, and hopefuls looking to secure a spot in the Kentucky Derby will be running in the 1 1/8-mile race. It's an important tune-up race. There have been five participants in the Arkansas Derby who have gone on to win in Kentucky, most recently in 2004 when Smarty Jones won at Arkansas and went on to win the run for the roses. Last year's Arkansas winner, Archarcharch, went on to finish 15th at Kentucky.

The favorites in the race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas are Secret Circle and Bodemeister, who have 5-2 and 9-5 odds respectively. Both horses are trained by hall of famer Bob Baffert. In addition to help in qualifying for bigger races to come, a healthy incentive comes in the form of a $1 million prize for the winner of Saturday's race.

Here's the info on how to catch the action:

Race Time: 6 p.m. Eastern

TV: CNBC

For more on the world of horse racing, visit SB Nation's And Down The Stretch They Come.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.