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Kentucky Derby 2017 live stream: How to watch the Run for the Roses online

The Run for the Roses is almost here, and we’ve got all you need to know to watch the race.

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Saturday will kick off the best stretch of events in the horse racing calendar with the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

The day will be filled with some of the biggest races of the year, but there’s none bigger than the $2 million Kentucky Derby, a 1-1/4 mile run that could take place on a less-than-ideal track due to the weather. Either way, the day’s events will be covered by NBCSN on television beginning at 12 p.m. ET.

Coverage will switch to the flagship NBC network at 2:30 p.m., and that coverage will run through the actual Derby, which carries a post time of 6:46 p.m. Those wanting to watch online have many options via NBC Sports Live, which is available on all modern web browsers, cell phones, and other connected devices.

As far as the other races on the day go, there are some big ones. The $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, a Grade 1 stakes race, is the biggest of the bunch. The race is for four-year-olds and up.

Then there’s the Grade 2 stakes Churchill Distaff Turf Mile, worth $300,000. The Grade 2 stakes Churchill Downs and American Turf races will also be held on the day.

As far as the Kentucky Derby goes, it’s a crowded and talented field. Classic Empire has been consistently installed as the favorite, but McCraken and Irish War Cry are two very talented horses that have what it takes to make the field a whole lot more interesting.

Classic Empire drew the 14th post, right next to McCraken at the 15th. Classic Empire will be jockeyed by Julien Leparoux and is trained by Mark Casse. McCraken is jockeyed by Brian Hernandez Jr. and is trained by Ian Wilkes.

Below is all you need to know to watch Saturday’s action, and below that is a table featuring all the post positions, contenders, trainers, jockeys, and the morning line odds.

How to watch the Kentucky Derby

All times Eastern

Date: Saturday, May 6

Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville

Time: 12 p.m. (undercard starts), 6:46 (Derby post time)

TV: NBCSN (12 p.m.), NBC (2:30 p.m.)

Online Streaming: NBC Sports Live

Kentucky Derby 2017

Post Horse Jockey Trainer Morning line odds
Post Horse Jockey Trainer Morning line odds
1 Lookin at Lee Corey Lanerie Steve Asmussen 20-1
2 Thunder Snow Christophe Soumillon Saeed bin Suroor 20-1
3 Fast and Accurate Channing Hill Mike Maker 50-1
4 Untrapped Ricardo Santana Jr Steve Asmussen 30-1
5 Always Dreaming John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 5-1
6 State of Honor Jose Lezcano Mark Casse 30-1
7 Girvin Mike Smith Joe Sharp 15-1
8 Hence Florent Geroux Steve Asmussen 15-1
9 Irap Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill 20-1
10 Gunnevera Javier Castellano Antonio Sano 15-1
11 Battle of Midway Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer 30-1
12 Sonneteer Kent Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux 50-1
13 J Boys Echo Luis Saez Dale Romans 20-1
14 Classic Empire Julien Leparoux Mark Casse 4-1
15 McCraken Brian Hernandez Jr Ian Wilkes 5-1
16 Tapwrit Jose Ortiz Todd Pletcher 20-1
17 Irish War Cry Rajiv Maragh Graham Motion 6-1
18 Gormley Victor Espinoza John Shirreffs 15-1
19 Practical Joke Joel Rosario Chad Brown 20-1
20 Patch Tyler Gafflione Todd Pletcher 30-1