When and Where to Watch the 2017 Kentucky Derby
If you’re in the market to watch the 143rd annual Kentucky Derby, but are unable to attend the event live in person at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, you have quite a few options to do so in today’s technologically dominated society.
First, let’s get you started with the details. The 2017 Kentucky Derby will hold its Post Position Draw at 5:30 PM EST on Wednesday, May 3, which you can watch on the NBC Sports Network. The NBC Sports APP, which offers live coverage of sporting events such as the Kentucky Derby and the Post Position Draw, is available on streaming devices such as Roku and Apple TV. If you don’t own such a device, you can view the drawing on the NBC Sports website. The NBC Sports app is also available for mobile devices in the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, and the Windows Store.
The 2017 Run for the Roses card kicks off with an undercard at 12 PM EST on Saturday, May 6. NBC Sports will air the undercard on its app and website until 2:30 PM EST. At that point, NBC, who is providing coverage for the race, will then air its live television coverage of the Kentucky Derby, with 6:34 PM EST being the scheduled post time of the “greatest two minutes in sports.” You will be able to view the Kentucky Derby race on TV (check your local TV guide or the NBC Sports Channel Finder for listing information), the NBC Sports APP, and at NBCSports.com/live.
You can also view and wager on the 2017 Kentucky Derby via TwinSpires TV for a truly interactive experience. Watching the Kentucky Derby through TwinSpires TV provides you with enhanced features such as moneyline odds and a live results tracker. You will need to register for an account on TwinSpires’ website to access the free service, but you can also bet and view race replays with their mobile App.
To get you into the Kentucky Derby spirit make sure to visit the Kentucky Derby All Access Site on NBC Sports, get all your news and handicapping information from TwinSpires and stay up-to-date on the Kentucky Derby horses.