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Kentucky Derby 2017: Race start time, TV coverage

Since 1990, there have been nine instances where horses have won the first two of the three legs of the Triple Crown: Silver Charm in 1997, Real Quiet in 1998, Charismatic in 1999, War Emblem in 2002, Funny Cide in 2003, Smarty Jones in 2004
Since 1990, there have been nine instances where horses have won the first two of the three legs of the Triple Crown: Silver Charm in 1997, Real Quiet in 1998, Charismatic in 1999, War Emblem in 2002, Funny Cide in 2003, Smarty Jones in 2004 (Al Bello/Getty Images)

The 143rd Kentucky Derby is Saturday evening at Churchill Downs. 

The actual race won't start until 6:34 p.m., but NBC coverage will start at 2:30 p.m.

NBC's coverage will be anchored by Mike Tirico and Bob Costas. 

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.
When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Post time: 6:34 p.m. Eastern
TV: NBC, 2:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.

NBC also will have a stream of the race here -- click here.

Here are the post positions and the latest odds: 

  • Lookin at Lee (20/1)
  • Thunder Snow (20/1)
  • Fast and Accurate (50/1)
  • Untrapped (30/1)
  • Always Dreaming (5/1)
  • State of Honor (30/1)
  • Girvin (15/1)
  • Hence (15/1)
  • Irap (20/1)
  • Gunnevera (15/1)
  • Battle of Midway (30/1)
  • Soneteer (50/1)
  • J Boys Echo (20/1)
  • Classic Empire (4/1)
  • McCracken (5/1)
  • Tapwrit (20/1)
  • Irish War Cry (6/1)
  • Gormley (15/1)
  • Practical Joke (20/1)
  • Patch (30/1)

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