2023 Kentucky Derby week: Everything you need to know
The 2023 Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race commonly known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” and also “The Run for the Roses,” thoroughbred racing will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is a tradition for the race to take place on the first Saturday in the month of May.
The first leg of the American Triple Crown has been scheduled from the first May 6 to June 10. The American Triple Crown has always started with the Kentucky Derby in 1969. Following the Kentucky Derby comes the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Woodford Reserve is sponsoring the race. So the official event will be called the 2023 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. The horses that will be a part of this race were qualified through points in the 2023 Road to the Kentucky Derby.
When is Kentucky Derby 2023?
The 149th renewal Kentucky Derby 2023 takes place on Saturday, May 6 at Churchill Downs, Kentucky.
2023 Kentucky Derby Post time?
Kentucky Derby 2023 post time at 6:57 p.m. ET.
What TV channel will be airing?
NBC Sports will be televising the 2023 Kentucky Derby from 2:30 -7:30 PM (ET).
Prep races have traditionally begun about three to six weeks before the Kentucky Derby. Several meetings at the races were forced to shut down back in March. Even some major preps were completely canceled. Changing the date of the Kentucky Derby is a decision that has not been made since 1945 when the race was affected by World War II.
The spring meet for Belmont and Churchill Downs have attended. Churchill Downs is allowed to attend Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby 2023 Festival. The Kentucky Oaks race will happen on Friday 5 May with the Kentucky Derby race following the day after. Possible entrants for the 2023 Kentucky Derby are Mo Donegal, who won the Belmont, and Nest, who came in second at the Belmont. Third place winner at the Belmont, Skippylongstocking, is also a possible entrant. Other possible entrants include Honor Golden Glider and Barber Road.