The Kentucky Derby might be the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," but the entire day at Churchill Downs is a celebration of horse racing. In addition to the Derby, five graded stakes will run under the Twin Spires on Saturday, including two Grade 1 races, the highest level of racing in America. Among the horses that will be running on the undercard are three Breeders' Cup champions: Chamberlain Bridge (2009 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint), Amazombie (2011 Breeders' Cup Sprint), and Musical Romance (2011 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Sprint). In addition to those horses, 2011 Preakness winner Shackleford will run in the G2-Churchill Downs Handicap.
NBC Sports Network will have coverage of most of the undercard races, including the G3-Turf Sprint, G2-Churchill Downs Handicap, G2-Distaff Turf Mile and G1-Humana Distaff. The action switches to NBC for the final two stakes races: the G1-Woodford Reserve Turf Classic and the $2 million Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, which is scheduled to go to post at 6:24pm EDT.
A live stream of the action at Churchill Downs can be found online at NBC Sports beginning at 4 pm EDT.
Below is the schedule, post time, conditions and TV information for the entire 2012 Kentucky Derby card at Churchill Downs.
|8||2:59||NBCSN||G2-Distaff Turf Mile||4up, f&m||8.0||Turf|
|9||3:51||NBCSN||G1-Humana Distaff||4up, f&m||7.0||Dirt|
|10||4:46||NBC||G1-Woodford Turf Classic||4up||9.0||Turf|