Kentucky Derby Week Television Schedule

There is plenty of national television coverage during Derby Week including 8 ½ hours of live coverage coming up on Saturday, highlighted by the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Friday’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network during a one-hour telecast that gets underway at 5:00 ET. The Oaks is the premiere race of the year for three-year-old- fillies and drew a stellar field of eleven including three undefeated fillies.

Saturday’s undercard of stakes action will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network during a five-hour telecast that starts at 11:00am ET.

The action switches to NBC at 4:00 ET for a three-hour telecast that will include the Run for the Roses.

NBC Sports Group coverage of the Kentucky Derby will feature co-hosts Bob Costas, a 24-time Emmy Award-winner, and veteran NBC Sports commentator Tom Hammond; analysts Randy Moss and Hall-of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey; analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; NBC Sports Network host Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers and Jay Privman; and race caller Larry Collmus.

Michelle Beadle of Access Hollywood and co-host of The Crossover on NBC Sports Network, will provide features and interviews, and Coco Rocha, supermodel coach on Oxygen’s The Face, will talk Kentucky Derby fashions and handle celebrity interviews.

Kentucky Derby Week Television Schedule


Derby Classics Wednesday May 1 4:00-5:00 PM ET NBCSN
Derby Draw Wednesday May 1 5:00-6:00 PM ET NBCSN
Derby Classics Thursday May 2 4:00-5:00 PM ET NBCSN
Derby Access Thursday May 2 5:00-6:00 PM ET NBCSN
Derby Classics Friday May 3 4:00-5:00 PM ET NBCSN
Kentucky Oaks Friday May 3 5:00-6:00 PM ET NBCSN
Derby Prep Saturday May 4 11:00-4:00 PM ET NBCSN
Derby Post Saturday May 4 7:00-7:30 PM ET NBCSN

The 139th Kentucky Derby           Saturday May 4 4:00 – 7:00 PM ET              NBC


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