The 2017 edition of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be held May 6, 2017 at historic Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Derby pits the best 3-year-old Thoroughbred race-horses against each other. The first leg of the Triple Crown follows the left handed dirt main-track with a $2 million purse. 2017 marks the 143rd running of the Derby, which has been racing annually since 1875.

20 horses will exit the starting gate for what is coined as the most exciting 2 minutes in sport. The 2017 Run For the Roses looks to be one of the biggest on record. Expect over 160,000 racing enthusiasts to pack the track and handicap for a shot at cashing a big ticket.

Kentucky Derby 143 isn’t the only cause for excitement in the spring – Churchill Downs will host an action-packed race meet leading up to Kentucky Derby day. Race fans will flock to the track during a two-week meet which is capped off with the Kentucky Derby.

Whether you are watching on NBC, streaming through your favorite ADW site, or are seated in the track’s stands, there is no question you should be marking down the first Saturday in May as a MUST WATCH event. Find the Derby on NBC Sports Network and NBC.

Where do I watch the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks?

2017 Kentucky Derby 143 TV Schedule:

NBC Sports Network: May 3, 2017 from 5:30-6pm – Post Position Draw
NBC Sports Network: May 5, 2017 from 12:30-6pm – Kentucky Oaks 143
NBC Sports Network: May 6, 2017 from 12-4pm – The Kentucky Derby Undercard
NBC: May 6, 2017 from 4-7:30pm – Kentucky Derby 143

While it’s still too early to call, our handicapping experts are looking at the top horses, and closely monitoring the points they accrue during the racing schedule. It’s never too early to start fine tuning bets and looking for the inside edge come race day. The more work we put in now – the better chance you have at cashing a big ticket.