Tune in Saturday evening — May 5, circa 6:46 p.m. ET — for the greatest two minutes in sports, i.e., the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Derby is held on the first Saturday of May — this year, that makes the race date May 5. The post time for the 2018 Kentucky Derby is 6:34 p.m. ET, but the race itself will start at 6:46 p.m. ET.
The greatest two minutes in sports is, however, a whole day affair and NBC — which broadcasts the race — will make a whole spectacle of the day starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. In addition to the NBC Sports App, you can watch the Kentucky Derby with a free seven-day trial on fuboTV.
Other events that will be part of the NBC broadcast include Olympic-fan-favorites Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski commentating on all the fashion looks, specifically the hats, as well as the parade of horses, which gives everyone a last minute chance to scout their bets.
If you’re anxious for some horse racing action, tune in the day before for the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 4. The Oaks are a race dedicated and exclusive to three-year-old fillies. (The Derby is open to fillies and colts — female and male horses — alike, though typically it’s dominated by the boys.) The Oaks have become a social event in Louisville in their own right, as everyone gathers decked out in pink to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and other diseases that disproportionately affect women.
On the other side of 6:48 p.m., if the Kentucky Derby whets your appetite and you’re anxious for more horse racing, the next leg of the Triple Crown goes down on Saturday, May 19 with the Preakness Stakes. Finally, you can catch the third jewel in the crown — the Belmont Stakes — on June 9.