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Kentucky Derby 2024: How to watch the live action on TV? Schedule, venue & more

The 2024 Triple Crown season of horse racing is officially beginning this Saturday, as the Kentucky Derby will be held for the 150th time right in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky.

Considered the ‘sport of kings’, horse racing derby will see some new twists and turns along the way as some top contenders lie in wait to grab the multimillion jackpot, to be awarded for winning the Kentucky Derby.

What is the prize money for the Kentucky Derby winner?

Kentucky Derby has always been considered a cash-rich gala and the tradition is not different this time as a whopping $5 million purse lies in wait for those who wish to grab it. The winner of the Kentucky Derby will receive a handsome $3.1 million share, according to a TV Insider report.

However, the Kentucky Derby will be under the microscope of the media as there have been cases of franchise owners and trainers raking in profits while compromising the health of the equine athletes. The reputation of the sport has significantly gone dull following instances when profits were preferred over the participant itself.

Kentucky Derby: Schedule, venue, how to watch

All eyes will be on the screens as the Kentucky Derby begins with the race of 3-year-old fillies that will take place on Friday, May 3, 2024. Meanwhile, the official post time of the Kentucky Derby is 6:57 p.m. ET on May 4, Saturday. The races will take place at the Churchill Downs racetrack located in Louisville, Kentucky. This Central Avenue location boasts of a state-of-the-art track, alongside a lush-green scenery. According to Courier Journal, the Kentucky Derby will be broadcast on channels like FanDuel TV, NBC, and USA TV Network. Meanwhile, there are streaming options available for this mega race that include the NBC Sports official website as well as the application and Peacock.


Where can I watch Kentucky Derby 2024?
Kentucky Derby, which takes place this Saturday, May 4, can be watched on TV networks like FanDuel TV, NBC, and USA TV. It can also be streamed on NBC Sports App as well as Peacock.

When does the 2024 Kentucky Derby live coverage start?
The live coverage of the 2024 Kentucky Derby will officially start on May 4, Saturday. However, the race of 3-year-old fillies can also be watched on May 3, Friday.

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