Bring those horses and jockeys to the starting gate. It’s time for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sport”.
The 2021 Kentucky Derby will serve as the first stop in this year’s Triple Crown Series. Essential Quality (2-1) is considered the betting favorite to win the race, but there are a few other top contenders capable of securing the victory including Rock Your World (5-1), Known Agenda (6-1) and Hot Rod. Charlie (8-1).
Which horse will end the evening draped in roses? We’re about to find out.
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Kentucky Derby Live Updates, Highlights, Results
(All Eastern hours)
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2021 Kentucky Derby after the hour
Coverage of the 2021 Kentucky Derby will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The race, which has a start time of 6:57 p.m. ET, will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
You can also stream the Derby live with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Kentucky Derby Positions
Below is the full list of starting points, along with each horse’s odds of winning the Kentucky Derby.
|2||Like the king||50-1|
|4||Keep me in mind||50-1|
|8||Spirit of Medina||15-1|
|9||Hot Rod Charlie||8-1|
|15||Rock your world||5-1|
|19||Soup and sandwich||30-1|