Today the Run for the Roses kicks off so you can watch the Kentucky Derby 2022 live stream online for free without cable. The Kentucky Derby is in full swing, after the pandemic postponed the 2020 race and limited attendance for the 2021 edition, so expect to see some truly outrageous hats before the sport’s most exciting two minutes.
Kentucky Derby 2022 start time, channel
Television coverage of the 2021 Kentucky Derby begins today (Saturday, May 7) at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Publication time is set at approximately 6:57 p.m. ET.
The 148th Kentucky Derby is looking to return the event to glory after it was tarnished by scandal last year. Medina Spirit crossed the finish line first, giving trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh victory in the race. However, the horse failed a drug test and was eventually disqualified. Mandaloun was named the winner.
This year’s field includes 20 horses, and they will race the 1.25-mile track in hopes of first place and a $1.86 million prize. The Kentucky Derby is the first stop in horse racing’s Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness in two weeks and the Belmont Stakes in June.
Current 2022 Kentucky Derby odds favor Zandon, the 3-1 favorite, followed by Epicenter (7-2) and Messier (8-1). Racing experts are also very pleased with Mo Donegal, the entry of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Todd Pletcher. However, the horse will have to overcome the poor post position #1.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the Kentucky Derby 2022 online.
How to watch the 2022 Kentucky Derby from anywhere on Earth
Just because NBC isn’t available everywhere doesn’t mean you have to miss the 2022 Kentucky Derby if you’re not home. Watching with the rest of the internet can be quite easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show wherever you are.
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How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in the US
In the United States, fans can watch TV coverage of the 2022 Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7 starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. First coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
The approximate start time for the race is 6:57 p.m.
NBC is available free with one of the best TV antennas or via a cable TV package. You will need the latter for NBCSN.
If you’ve already cut the cord and don’t have cable, you can watch NBC on a live TV service, like Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Stream.
Of these options, we recommend Sling and FuboTV. These are two of the best streaming services out there.
How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in the UK
UK horse racing fans can listen to the Kentucky Derby on sky sports, with coverage starting at 8:45 p.m. BST. Posting time is around 11:57 p.m. (so you’ll have to stay up a bit late).
For Americans Abroad who want to use the services they already pay for, see ExpressVPN.
How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in Canada
Canadians can catch all the action from the Kentucky Derby on TSN, with coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. ET and newstime at 6:57 p.m.
How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in Australia
For racing fans Down Under, the Kentucky Derby appears to be streaming on ESPN if you get it through your cable package.
For other options, see ExpressVPN to find an available live stream.
2022 Kentucky Derby Horses, Odds and Positions
The 148th Kentucky Derby has a field of 20 horses. Here are their names, positions and current ratings according to KentuckyDerby.com.
|4||summer is tomorrow||30-1|
|5||smile of happiness||20-1|
|7||pride of the crown||20-1|
|9||Tiz the bomb||30-1|
|11||Pioneer of Medina||30-1|