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Kentucky Derby 2024 live updates: Time, TV, odds, results and more from Churchill Downs

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The most exciting two minutes in sports is here as the Kentucky Derby celebrates the 150th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown is the premier event during a day that includes 14 races and plenty of fanfare, including outrageous hats, tasty mint juleps and celebrities galore.

The current favorites among this year’s 20-horse field are Sierra Leone and Fierceness, which is jockeyed by three-time Kentucky Derby winner John Velazquez. Both horses are Kentucky natives.

USA TODAY Sports will provide the latest from Churchill Downs. Follow along.

Kentucky Derby start time 

Post time for the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby is 6:57 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 4. 

Kentucky Derby TV coverage 

The Kentucky Derby will be broadcast live on NBC, with coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. 

Kentucky Derby live stream 

For cord-cutters, the Kentucky Derby can be streamed on Peacock and Fubo.

Kentucky Derby field, odds 

Post positions were drawn Saturday for the race. Here’s where each horse will start, in addition to the horse’s trainer, jockey and odds, according to BetMGM

Here’s where each horse landed, in addition to the horse’s trainer, jockey and odds: 

Epic Ride replaces Encino, which was officially scratched TuesdayMugatu is also eligible if another competitor scratches.

Churchill Downs in located in Louisville, Kentucky. It opened in 1875 and has hosted the Kentucky Derby ever since.

Churchill Downs occupies 147 acres and it features a one-mile dirt, oval racetrack and a seven-furlong turf racecourse. It is also has barns behind the racetrack, which “house more than 1,400 horses each year,” according to the facility.

The Kentucky Derby is labeled “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” because it usually lasts about two minutes. In distance, the race is 1 ¼ miles long.

Results of the first race at Churchill Downs on Saturday:

  • 1st place: Pure Force (trainer: Brad Cox)
  • 2nd place: Top Gun Rocket
  • 3rd place: Culprit

Results of the second race at Churchill Downs on Saturday:

  • 1st place: Scylla (trainer: William Mott)
  • 2nd place: Secret Statement
  • 3rd place: Joke Sisi (CHI)

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