Do you want to catch the best horse race derby in the world? Then what’s the hurry? Let’s wait for the “Kentucky Derby”.
|Date:||May 4, 2019|
|Start Time||6.34 PM. ET|
|TV Coverage:||NBC Sports Network|
|Live Stream||Watch Here|
|Location:||Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
What is the Kentucky Derby?
Kentucky Derby as it is known is the ultimate horse race championship held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. It is the one event that any horse racing diehard wouldn’t want to miss come rain or shine.
Kentucky Derby has been held since 1875 and is often known as “The Run for the Roses” (thanks to an awesome blanket or rose petals that the winner gets to be draped in as they are crowned the best).
Where and What Time is the Kentucky Derby?
The Kentucky Derby 2019 will be held on the 4th of May 2019 at the Churchill Downs Track in Louisville, Kentucky on a Saturday. This is the very same track that this race has always gone down.
The event will start derby will start from 2:30 p.m. through to 7:30 p.m. ET. It will be the 145th Kentucky Derby. The contending riders will actually mount their top horses at 6:31 p.m. and the official race will start at exactly 6:50 p.m. ET.
How to Catch the Kentucky Derby Live Stream
If you are wondering How to Watch Kentucky Derby 2019 Live Stream, you don’t have to worry anymore. There are many ways to do exactly just that.
NBC and NBC Sports Network
The 2019 Kentucky Derby will air live on NBC and NBC Sports Network. NBC has the sole rights to air the event in the US and has had its contract recently extended to 2025. So in a long time to come, you will still be catching the best of Kentucky Derby on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
For the 2019 Kentucky Derby, NBC will begin the coverage on May 4 at 12:00 p.m. ET and the main event will run from 2:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. ET. It is the one event that you should be the ready form on NBC if you are in the US of A.
The Derby also goes down for streaming on NBC Sports App. The App can be downloaded from the following places.
- iTunes App Store
- Google Play
- Amazon FireTV
Nonetheless, if you can easily access NBC Sports Live website then you can also tune in for a live stream.
Other Streaming Services
The fun doesn’t end there. There are many other streaming services that will air the 2019 Kentucky Derby and which you can use to catch the event anywhere at any time. They include the following:
fuboTV is a first on the list. It is another perfect platform for sports lovers and one site that you can catch some of the most dedicated sporting channels including the one that will air the Kentucky Derby.
There are four main bundles that you can pick from if you want to enjoy the Derby. We have the:
- Fubo ($44.99/month, $39.99 for the first month)
- Extra Fubo ($49.99/month, $44.99 for the first month)
- Latino Fubo ($17.99/month)
- Fubo Portugues ($19.99/month)
All these channels will be showing the event live. You can also catch loads of channels and cool viewings.
This is another great alternative and one that also has NBC in its package. Sling TV offers loads of customization options and has premium channels and many other interest-based channels that you can pick from. And since NBC and NBC Sports are in the Blue and Orange Sling TV bundles, you will choose whatever suits you for the Derby.
This is another great platform. Hulu has a live TV feature that has one of the best subscriptions in the US which you can use to easily access dozens of live TV channels including some premium networks. The channels offered here include NBC and NBC Sports Network.
Another awesome way to catch the Kentucky Derby is through YouTube TV. The platform has a onetime $40 per month bundle for all its channels which thankfully also carries the Kentucky Derby.
This is another wonderful platform with some cool starter packs to choose from. It has the Derby and you will be able to catch some channels with international packs too apart from the premium networks.
Finally, we have the PlayStation Vue. This is another great platform. It has various packages that you can choose from and thankfully all these four bundles support NBC and NBC Sports Network so you don’t have to pay extra to catch the Kentucky Derby after you buy your best bundle.
How to Watch the Kentucky Derby Without Cable
If you want to watch the Kentucky Derby outside the US you can always make use of the VPNs. VPNs are Virtual Private Networks. VPNs will help you to spoof your IP address and make it look like you are at the right location to catch the live stream of the Kentucky Derby.
What’s the Catch of the Derby?
The race is a two-minute race and believe it or not, it is the most exciting, adrenaline filling, two minutes you’d ever spend in sports. Because of this, the Kentucky Derby still remains the most infamous sporting event in the world.
What is Racing Distance?
The Kentucky Derby race is done on a 1 1/4 mile distance or simply put just slightly over 2 kilometers. It is run by horses that have met the required standard usually 3 years old and above.
Who Won the 2018 Kentucky Derby?
Last year’s winner was Justify who did two minutes, four seconds, and 20 milliseconds. This is a neck-breaking speed and simply one of the best times ever set.
Kentucky Derby 2018 Highlight
So who is your bet on when the 2019 Kentucky Derby finally comes down on the Saturday, May 4, 2019? Check the NBC Sports Network and start getting your ducks ready. It is time for the final showdown of the best when finally the curtains come down on the 145Th Kentucky Derby. Get your tickets ready and grab your seat if you are going live.