Kentucky Derby Betting

When is the Kentucky Derby?
The 144th Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Where is the Kentucky Derby?
The Derby is raced at Churchill Downs Racecourse in Louisville, Kentucky
Where can I watch the Kentucky Derby?
Watch the Kentucky Derby Betting live on TV with NBC at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Ready to bet the Kentucky Derby?

Kentucky Derby Betting is one of the most entertaining traditions in North America. From small bets between friends in pubs to big money horse bets at offtrack horse betting parlours, placing a wager on the Race for the Roses is a great way to increase the entertainment value for horse racing fans. The Kentucky Derby is the most famous graded stake shorse race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses and it takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. Capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival, the Race for the Roses currently covers one and one-quarter miles (2.012 km) at Churchill Downs; colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg), fillies 121 pounds (55 kg).

Known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length, the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing in the United States. It typically draws around 155,000 fans.The Kentucky Derby is one of the crown jewels of the elusive Triple Crown which includes the Belmont Stakes located at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York and the Preakness Stakes which is located at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland.

Check out the Kentucky Derby Prep Race Schedule

Kentucky Derby Purse Structure
Result Purse of $2,180,000
Winner $1,240,000 (62%)
Second $400,000 (20%)
Third $200,000 (10%)
Fourth $100,000 (5%)
Fifth $60,000 (3%)

2018 Kentucky Derby TV Schedule
Date Time (ET) Races Provider
May 4 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Classic Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby NBCSN
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 2016 Kentucky Derby Post-Position Draw NBCSN
May 4 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Kentucky Derby Classics NBCSN
  5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Kentucky Derby Access NBCSN
May 5 8:00 am - 10:00 am Derby Countdown Show HRRN
9:30 am Kentucky Oaks Day Coverage HRTV
  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Derby Classics NBCSN
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 2018 Kentucky Oaks NBCSN
May 6 9:30 am Kentucky Derby Day Coverage HRTV
  11:00 am - 4:00 p.m Kentucky Derby Undercard NBCSN
  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Access at the Kentucky Derby / Red Carpet Special NBC
  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 2018 Kentucky Derby NBC Sports
  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Kentucky Derby Post Show NBCSN
*All times and dates are subject to change
Saturday, May 5th, 2018, Kentucky Derby Day Race Schedule
Race# Post Time TV Race Age/Sex Distance Surface
1 10:30 HRTV MdSpWt 3up 6.0 Dirt
2 11:00 HRTV MdSpWt 3up 8.0 Dirt
3 11:30 NBCSN OC $75k/N1X 3yo 8.5 Dirt
4 12:04 NBCSN OC $75k/N1X 3yo 7.0 Dirt
5 12:38 NBCSN OC $100k/N2X 3yo 8.5 Dirt
6 1:19 NBCSN G3-Twin Spires Sprint 4up 5.0 Turf
7 2:08 NBCSN G1-Humana Distaff 4up, f&m 7.0 Dirt
8 2:59 NBCSN G2-Churchill Distaff Turf Mile 4up, f&m 8.0 Turf
9 3:51 NBCSN G2-Churchill Downs 4up 7.0 Dirt
10 4:46 NBC G1-Woodford Turf Classic 4up 9.0 Turf
11 6:24 NBC G1-Kentucky Derby 3yo 10.0 Dirt
12 7:20 HRTV OC $80k/N3$ 3up 8.5 Turf
13 7:50 HRTV Allowance N2$ 3up 6.5 Dirt
*$40 general admission