Kentucky Derby 2019

Kentucky Derby 2019 : The 2019 Kentucky Derby will not feature its original morning line favorite, but 20 horses will still enter the famed Churchill Downs starting gate for the 145th Run for the Roses.

Game Winner, trained by Hall of Fame conditioner Bob Baffert, is likely to go off as the bettors’ choice, as he was moved to down to 4-to-1 once original favorite Omaha Beach scratched out of the race on Wednesday due to a non-life threatening throat condition.Baffert also sends two other horses, Improbable and Roadster, to the post, and both figure to be among the wagering public’s top choices, as well.

Post time for the Derby is slated for 6:50 p.m. ET on Saturday. NBC will carry the race live on television and also will have live streaming available via its NBC Sports app.Be sure to check out the weather on Saturday, as forecasts have called for cloudy skies at best and plenty of rain at worst, which could cause the track to become sealed or muddy during the day of races leading up to the Derby.

Not going to be able to watch Saturday’s Kentucky Derby on TV, but still want to see “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” live? There are other options to access NBC Sports’ coverage of the event.

You can live stream the 145th Run for the Roses online through NBC Sports Live Extra or by using the NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets and mobile devices. You might be prompted for your television provider and password.

The online presentation parallels NBC Sports’ televised coverage of the event, which started at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday on NBC Sports Network and was taken over by NBC at 1:30 p.m.Post time for the Kentucky Derby is 5:50 p.m. CDT Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

After much anticipation, the 2019 Kentucky Derby is here. A year after Justify conquered a muddy track to kick off his Triple Crown run, five-time Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert is back with three favorites atop the field for the 145th running. And despite some rainy forecasts, the excitement is high to see whether anyone can top Baffert’s contenders in Louisville.

With morning-line favorite Omaha Beach dropping out of the race with a breathing issue, Baffert’s Game Winner headlines his trio of favored Thoroughbreds set to take the track on Saturday evening. Among the other candidates to take this year’s world-famous race are Tacitus, who is trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott; and betting favorite Maximum Security, who won the Florida Derby.