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How to watch the 2024 Kentucky Derby: Post positions, odds, where to stream and more

In Sports
May 02, 2024
A horse is led to it's stall after an early-morning workout at Churchill Downs Monday, April 29, 2024, in Louisville, Ky. The 150th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The 150th Kentucky Derby is set for this Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

It’s almost time for the 150th Run for the Roses — AKA the 2024 Kentucky Derby. The annual race at Kentucky’s Churchill Downs will be run this Saturday, May 4, with all 20 contestants expected to be out of the gates around 6:45 p.m. ET. The drawing of the Kentucky Derby post positions was held this past Saturday, and the odds for the most-watched horse racing event of the year are already in. Coverage of the first leg of the Triple Crown will begin at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday on NBC and streaming live on Peacock. Are you stocked up on Mint Julep ingredients? Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the 150th Kentucky Derby this weekend.

Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: (approximately) 6:45 p.m. ET

Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY

TV channel: NBC

Streaming: Peacock

The Run for the Roses returns for its 150th Kentucky Derby this Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Coverage of the 150th Run for the Roses will begin on race day at 2:30 p.m. ET. The actual Kentucky Derby race won’t begin until after 6:30, likely around 6:45 p.m.

The 150th Kentucky Derby will air on NBC and stream live on Peacock.


At $6 per month, a Peacock subscription is the easiest way to stream this year’s Kentucky Derby! An ad-supported Peacock subscription lets you stream live sports and events airing on NBC, including this upcoming NFL season’s first Friday night game, Big Ten Saturday Night football games and more. Plus, you’ll get access to thousands of hours of shows and movies, including beloved sitcoms such as Parks and Recreation and The Office. For $12 monthly you can upgrade to an ad-free subscription which includes live access to your local NBC affiliate (not just during designated sports and events) and the ability to download select titles to watch offline.

$5.99 per month at Peacock

Kentucky Derby 2024 post positions and odds:

  1. Dornoch (20-1)

  2. Sierra Leone (3-1)

  3. Mystik Dan (20-1)

  4. Catching Freedom (8-1)

  5. Catalytic (30-1)

  6. Just Steel (20-1)

  7. Honor Marie (20-1)

  8. Just a Touch (10-1)

  9. Encino (20-1)

  10. T O Password (30-1)

  11. Forever Young (10-1)

  12. Track Phantom (20-1)

  13. West Saratoga (50-1)

  14. Endlessly (30-1)

  15. Domestic Product (30-1)

  16. Grand Mo the First (50-1)

  17. Fierceness (5-2)

  18. Stronghold (20-1)

  19. Resilience (20-1)

  20. Society Man (50-1)

The Kentucky Derby’s sister race, the Kentucky Oaks (a race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies) will be held the day before the 150th Kentucky Derby, on Friday, May 3.

The Kentucky Oaks fillies race will air on USA Network and stream live on Peacock the day prior to the 2024 Derby. Coverage of the race will air from 1-6 p.m. ET.

The Kentucky Derby race distance measures in at 1 1/4 miles of racing (or 10 furlongs). Time wise, the Derby’s actual race time typically hovers around 2 minutes (only two horses have ever ran the Kentucky Derby in under two minutes). But coverage of the 2024 race will begin as early as 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.

This year, the winner of the Run for the Roses will receive a portion of a record $5 million. The prize money, or purse, is broken up amongst the top five finishers of the race.

Here’s how the prize money breaks down:

1st place: $3.1 million

2nd place: $1 million

3rd place: $500,000

4th place: $250,000

5th place: $150,000

The Kentucky Derby winner’s prize money is typically broken down like this: 80% of the winning purse is awarded to the owner(s) of the winning horse, the winning trainer receives 10%. The winning jockey also gets 10%.

1. Dornoch: Danny Gargan, Luis Saez

2. Sierra Leone: Chad Brown, Tyler Gaffalione

3. Mystik Dan: Kenny McPeek, Brian Hernandez Jr.

4. Catching Freedom: Brad Cox, Flavien Prat

5. Catalytic: Saffie Joseph Jr., Jose Ortiz

6. Just Steel: D. Wayne Lukas, Keith Asmussen

7. Honor Marie: Whit Beckman, Ben Curtis

8. Just a Touch: Brad Cox, Florent Geroux

9. Encino: Brad Cox, Axel Concepcion

10. T O Password: Daisuke Takayanagi, Kazushi Kimura

11. Forever Young: Yoshito Yahagi, Ryusei Sakai

12. Track Phantom: Steve Asmussen, Joel Rosario

13. West Saratoga: Larry Demeritte, Jesus Castanon

14. Endlessly: Michael McCarthy, Umberto Rispoli

15. Domestic Product: Chad Brown, Irad Ortiz Jr.

16. Grand Mo the First: Victor Barboza Jr., Emisael Jaramillo

17. Fierceness: Todd Pletcher, John Velazquez

18. Stronghold: Phil D’Amato, Antonio Fresu

19. Resilience: Bill Mott, Junior Alvarado

20. Society Man: Danny Gargan, Frankie Dettori

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