Have you heard of the best horse race derby in the globe? If you haven’t then I will tell you about it. The ultimate horse race in the world is called the “Kentucky Derby”. It is the horse race for the best of the best racers. Find out the Kentucky Derby 2019 Start Time TV Schedule and how you can watch it from home.
What is the Kentucky Derby?
Kentucky Derby like I have tipped you above is the ultimate horse race championship. It is usually held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a very competitive horse racing event that any horse racing fanatic wouldn’t love to miss out on.
Ever since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been held annually and the best racing horses have always been given the chance to hit the turf right here.
The Derby, which is also known as “The Run for the Roses” is a great signature mark for the top jockeys and their racing pals, thanks to the cool rose petals that the winning teams get to be adorned in when they are crowned as the best of the best.
Where and When is the Kentucky Derby?
According to the confirmation that has been given; the Kentucky Derby 2019 is bound to be held on Saturday, 4th of May 2019. It will go down at the Churchill Downs Track in Louisville, Kentucky: the very same track the race has always been held on.
What Time is the Kentucky Derby?
The Run for the Roses event will at 2:30 p.m. and run through to 7:30 p.m. ET. Upon its successful completion, it will mark the 145th Kentucky Derby. The competing jockeys will mount their horses at exactly 6:31 p.m. while the official race starts at exactly 6:50 p.m. ET.
Kentucky Derby TV Schedule
If you plan on following the Garland of the Roses this year, here is the simplest TV guide that you can work with.
Approximate Time and Activity
- 8:00 AM: Gates open to mark the start of the event for the fourteen races that will go down on 4th.
- 9:45 AM: The Garland of Roses arrives at the Clubhouse Gate from Kroger.
- 10:00 AM: Wagering windows open. This will be approximately 30 minutes before the very first race. You can place your bet on your favorite racing team.
- 1:00 PM: Kentucky Derby & the Oaks 145 artwork signing in the Plaza featuring Rhonda McEnroe.
- 1:25 PM: Military Armed Forces Enlistment Ceremony. This will be done in the Trackside Winner’s Circle.
- 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Watch Kentucky Derby & the Oaks 145 artwork signing in the Plaza with Rhonda McEnroe.
- 5:13 PM: Woodford Reserve toast for the Kentucky Derby: Trackside Winner’s Circle
- 5:08 PM: Watch and listen to the US National Anthem.
- 5:20 PM: Watch the random Raffle Drawing.
- 6:06 PM: The Kentucky Derby Contenders walk from their barn into the Paddock.
- 6:33 PM: “Riders Up” call: Jockeys mount their horses and take to the main track.
- 6:35 PM: “My Old Kentucky Home” is sung by Kentucky Derby Fans.
- 6:50 PM: Watch “the most exciting horse race in the world,” the Kentucky Derby.
- 6:55 PM: The Kentucky Derby Winning Horse covered in the Garland of Roses. The winner is also presented with the Kentucky Derby Trophy.
- 8:10 PM: The 145 Kentucky Derby comes to a close.
NOTE: All the contending horses will be in their Paddock 20 minutes prior to every race, for all the 14 races that will go down at the 145th Kentucky Derby.
How to Catch the Kentucky Derby Live Stream
With the Kentucky Derby 2019 Start Time, TV Schedule, the only thing remaining is where to catch the derby; if you aren’t in attendance.
NBC and NBC Sports Network
The 2019 Kentucky Derby will air live on NBC and NBC Sports Network. NBC will begin the coverage on May 4 at 12:00 p.m. ET through to 7:30 p.m. ET. You can watch every event live and the 14 races going down through NBC/ NBC Sports Network.
You can also watch through the NBC Sports App. The App is easy to download through the following channels.
- iTunes App Store
- Google Play
- Amazon FireTV
NOTE: There are many other streaming services that you can use to catch the 2019 Kentucky Derby. They include the following.
- Sling TV
- Hulu TV
- YouTube TV
- DirecTV Now
- PlayStation Vue
How to Watch the Kentucky Derby without Cable
However, if you want to watch Kentucky Derby 2019 outside the US or without a cable, you can make use of the VPNs. VPNs are Virtual Private Networks; VPNs help in spoofing your IP address; by doing that they make it look like you are watching within the US.
It is time to catch the Kentucky Derby 2019 race. So put your boots on and get down to preparations. You don’t want to miss out on this adrenaline pouring race. Come around for more updates anytime.