Kentucky Derby in 2022

The 2022 Kentucky Derby is going to be held on May 7 at the Churchill Downs, Kentucky. Here, you will know when, where, and how to watch the event along with the odds.

Event Basic:

  • Where: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
  • When: Saturday, May 7
  • Time: 6:57 p.m. ET
  • TV and Live Stream: NBC
  • Live Stream:, NBC Sports App, Peacock
  • Qualification: Three-year-old thoroughbreds
  • Prize Money: $3 million purse


Despite the absence of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, this year’s Derby will take place despite the fact that Churchill Downs disqualified him for two years following Medina Spirit’s failed postrace drug test and subsequent disqualification as the winner of the previous year’s Derby.

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As evidenced by the high levels of attendance and participation in the Louisville area and at other major sporting events such as the Super Bowl, the Final Four, and Major League Baseball games, the atmosphere for the first jewel in horse racing’s Triple Crown should have a pre-pandemic feel, though masks are not required.

The 2020 race was postponed until Labor Day weekend, after which it was held without spectators. After an eight-month hiatus, it returned to its regular springtime position in 2021, however with restricted capacity.

Defending Champion:

A failed post-race drug test resulted in Bob Baffert’s Medina Spirit being disqualified from the Kentucky Derby, as determined by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Mandaloun, trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Florent Geroux, finished in second place at Churchill Downs and has now been declared the winner, according to the track.

Kentucky Derby 2022 Post Time:

Time: Post time is approximately 6:57 p.m.

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NBC will kick off coverage of the 2022 Kentucky Derby at 2:30 p.m. ET. Viewers will have to wait a little bit to get to the race, however, as the post time is not until 6:57 p.m. ET at Churchill Downs in Louisville.


The Kentucky Derby is held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The track is less than a mile from the University of Louisville.

How to Watch Kentucky Derby on TV and Online in 2022?

NBC Sports:

Horse racing lovers all over the globe will be able to watch the Kentucky Derby on NBC this year. The Derby will be televised live on NBC and USA Network on May 7 from 6.57 pm ET. You will thus require a cable TV connection in order to watch the event on your television. Additionally, the live feed will be accessible on the NBC Sports website.


Peacock will stream Kentucky Derby live on its site. You will need to subscribe to Peacock. Peacock has a low subscription charge of $4.99 per month. Consequently, sign up for your preferred subscription and begin viewing the event on your preferred device right now.


The live stream of the event will be broadcast on FuboTV in the United States of America via NBC. FuboTV provides a free trial period of seven days. As a premium streaming service, FuboTV gives access to an extensive library of fascinating television channels over their network. Subscriptions to the channel are available for $64.99 per year.

2022 Kentucky Derby Lineup and Odds:

  • Mo Donegal (10-1)
  • Happy Jack (30-1)
  • Epicenter (7-2)
  • Summer Is Tomorrow (30-1)
  • Smile Happy (20-1)
  • Messier (8-1)
  • Crown Pride (20-1)
  • Charge It (20-1)
  • Tiz the Bomb (30-1)
  • Zandon (3-1)
  • Pioneer of Medina (30-1)
  • Taiba (12-1)
  • Simplification (20-1)
  • Barber Road (30-1)
  • White Abarrio (10-1)
  • Cyberknife (20-1)
  • Classic Causeway (30-1)
  • Tawny Port (30-1)
  • Zozos (20-1)
  • Ethereal Road (30-1)
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Top Win Contenders:

  • Zandon
  • Tiz the Bomb
  • Cyberknife
  • Epicenter
  • Smile Happy
  • Mo Donegal


The Kentucky Derby 2022 is a great festival for the people of the region. This is a culture to them. So, if you are someone from there, enjoy all the events of the Kentucky festival.



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