When is the Kentucky Derby 2020? Start Time, TV Channel, Odds

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The 2020 running of the Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday of September and follows the Kentucky Oaks race which is always held the day before. The Derby, as it’s known to many, gained the nickname of the Run for the Roses due to the longstanding tradition of the winning jockey and horse being awarded a blanket of roses following their victory.

The race dates to 1875 with a field made up of three-year-old thoroughbreds including Stallions and Fillies, that have qualified by racing and winning in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” qualifying races. It’s the longest continually held race weekend as neither the Oaks nor Derby have been missing since their inception.

While there are still traces to be run in order to officially set the field, we have a good idea of some of the horses that will be involved in the 2020 edition of the Kentucky Derby. Here are some of the favorites thus far.

Tiz The Law comes into the race at +800 and is the early favorite according to some oddsmakers. The stallion finished the 2019 race season with a third-place finish and a first-place run at the 2019 Champagne Stakes.

Authentic is another early favorite coming in with an early number of +1400. Authentic opened eyes with an impressive win at the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. That performance instantly made Authentic a horse to watch during the stretch run of the Road to the Derby as well as the running of the Kentucky Derby.

When is the Kentucky Derby 2020?

Kentucky Derby race day 2020 Saturday, September 05

What time does the Kentucky Derby race tomorrow?

Gates open for the 2020 Kentucky Derby day early at 8:00 a.m. ET.

What time does the 2020 Kentucky Derby start?

Kentucky Derby will start at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.

What time does the ultimate Kentucky Derby race actually begin?

The most exciting Kentuck Derby 2020 final race begins at 6:50 p.m. ET on Saturday.

What TV channel is for Run for the Roses 2020?

Watch Kentucky Derby 2020 live stream on NBC Sports TV channel.

Kentucky Derby Basics: The Most Exciting Two Minute of Racing 2020 Information here below;

Kentucky Derby Basics:

  • Churchill Downs / Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A
  • Start Time: Run for the roses is scheduled for 6:34 p.m. ET
  • Track: dirt / one mile
  • Race type: Thoroughbred
  • Derby race length: 1 1/4 miles
  • Track: Left-handed
  • Weight/Jockey: Colt/Gelding 126 pounds. Filly 121 pounds
  • First run: 1875
  • Record: 1: ​59 2⁄5 secs, (Secretariat 1973)
  • Total Purse: 3 million
  • First: $1,860,000
  • TV coverage: NBC Sports
  • Live Stream: nbcsports.com
    Race duration: Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports

Kentucky Derby Early Odds List (not full field)

Tiz The Law +800

Authentic +1400

Dennis Moment +1600

Nadal +1600

Thousand Words  +1800

Independence Hall +2000

Maxfield +2000

Anneau Dor +2500

Eight Rings +2500

Storm the Court +2500

Basin +3300

Odds are subject to change as race day and gate time nears. The field is limited to 20 horses.

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