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How to Watch the Kentucky Derby (Even Without a TV)

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Dubbed “the best two minutes in sports” as we instruct’s Kentucky Derby won’t final long. The purse for this year’s bound is $2 million, and a time of 1:fifty nine 2/5 which was as soon as plight by Secretariat in 1973.

Factual now it’s somebody’s bound, however lawful now the potentialities are within the want of a horse named Define. While he’s the well-liked odds-sparkling, he has to beat a 135-year-passe curse that has averted any three-year-passe horses from winning the bound that didn’t bound as a 2-year-passe.

This year’s bound moreover brings with it a horse named Audible (sponsored by the Amazon-owned audiobook company), as effectively as some other favorites admire Correct Magic, Free Tumble Billy, and Vino Rosso. While our excellent friend Define completely is the well-liked, it after all is somebody’s bound.

If you like to to explore the movement stay, snatch your mint julep (or margarita, the Derby is on Cinco de Mayo this year despite all the pieces) and head to 1 amongst these spots this afternoon:


Derby programming is made up our minds to open at 12pm ET on NBC Sports actions, with precise bound occurring at 6:34pm ET. Creep, 6:34.

The bound itself will air on NBC alongside with protection of the tournament from 2:30pm to 7:30pm ET.

If you’ve gotten cable, then here is a no brainer. Watch it on TV. That it’s probably you’ll explore NBC free of price over-the-air within the event you’ve gotten an antenna (and within the event you don’t pick one now, they’re cheap and trim precious).


Protection of the Derby will moreover be streamed stay on the NBC Sports actions App, which is sharp to require a cable subscription.

If you don’t have a form of (and can’t borrow a first price friend’s log-in credentials) then you’d moreover moreover pick the bound on any streaming service that offers relieve for NBC to your draw (which is doubtless most if not all of them, reckoning on the establish you stay).

Services to strive encompass YourTube Stay, Hulu with Stay TV, DirecTV Now, and Sling TV. Pricing for all these open at $25 monthly (Sling TV) and speed as much as $40 a month (YouTube TV) for packages that encompass NBC.

That’s a steep designate to pay to explore a 2-minute bound, however most moreover offer a free trial option you’d moreover employ to pick the movement free of price after which spoil afterwards.