2017 Kentucky Derby Live stream Horse Racing Event will be Starts at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. This Horse Racing Big Event Live Broadcast Here today at 6:34 PM ET. The Kentucky Derby 2017 Live Stream. The 143rd Run of the Roses goes down Saturday evening live from Louisville, Kentucky, as Churchill Downs will be packed for the running of the Kentucky Derby. Racing fans and bettors wait all day for the best two minutes in sports, and we’re here to tell you exactly when to tune-in and everything you need to know ahead of the race.
Date: Saturday, May 6
Start time: 6:34 PM ET
Location: Churchill Downs — Louisville, Kentucky
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
Watch Kentucky Derby 2017: Live stream, post time, odds, horses, complete field. The 143rd Run for the Roses is just about here. All of the horses have made it to Louisville and are ready to run in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday where forecasts look to give us a wet and sloppy track.
As the races gets closer, the odds have changed a bit from the initial posting with Always Dreaming now the favorite to win on Saturday after Classic Empire opened as the favorite. But even as the odds change, many of the gambling experts believe this is a wide open race where up to seven different horses have a chance to win it all.
Post time is set for 6:34 p.m. ET from the race track with favorites Always Dreaming, Classic Empire, McCracken and the rest of the field set to hit what is expected to be a muddy track. Here’s the full field with odds from KentuckyDerby.com: 1. Lookin At Lee (27-1), 2. Thunder Snow (17-1), 3. Fast and Accurate (38-1), 4. Untrapped (62-1), 5. Always Dreaming (4-1), State of Honor (54-1), 7. Girvin (21-1), 8. Hence (14-1), 9. Irap (39-1), 10. Gunnevera (9-1), 11. Battle of Midway (38-1), 12. Sonneteer (35-1), 13. J Boys Echo (44-1), 14. Classic Empire (8-1), 15. McCracken (7-1), 16. Tapwrite (26-1), 17. Irish War Cry (5-1), 18. Gormley (21-1), 19. Practical Joke (30-1), 20. Patch (15-1).
The Kentucky Derby is billed as The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports, but it’s certainly one of the hardest races in the world to win if you’re a bettor.
Before you put in your slip for Saturday’s Run for the Roses, you’ll want to know how horse racing guru Jody Demling thinks it’ll play out. He has been a fixture at Churchill Downs for years and he’s on a near decade-long hot streak.
He has nailed eight straight Oaks-Derby doubles, meaning he has held a winning ticket for the bet where you pick Friday’s Kentucky Oaks and Saturday’s Kentucky Derby winner eight straight years. That’s right, eight straight.
Jody thinks this year’s race will get off to a fairly quick pace with at least 10 of the 20 horses either on the lead or near the lead in a stalker position when the gates open.
While Classic Empire might be the best of the bunch (and comes in two-for-two at Churchill Downs), a recent foot abscess and a poor record for two-year-olds at the Derby makes it unlikely that he’ll emerge from the pack, even as one of the betting favorites.
In the end, Demling has a few horses he likes in the top three, but also advises to spread your money around.
The superfecta has been the best way to make money recently and his favorite bet — the Oaks-Derby Double — may again be the best of the weekend.
Then what’s Jody’s advice? Stay away from Classic Empire and have some fun with a few different picks, especially if you can get in Friday for the Oaks-Derby double. An exotic wager like a super box can make for a great Saturday — legendary trainer D. Wayne Lucas told Jody he’s picking a seven horse super box — so don’t be scared to give it a run.
While there are a million ways to bet the Kentucky Derby, taking a box is one of the most popular approaches. Say you can’t choose among four of the favorites: Classic Empire, McCraken, Irish War Cry and Always Dreaming. If you’re pretty certain two of them will finish 1-2, list all four of those horses on an Exacta Box for $24. You’re getting 12 combinations for $2 each.