NBC Sports Group will present 14.5 hours of Kentucky Derby coverage beginning Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network with Kentucky Derby Classics, and culminating with the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, Saturday, May 4, beginning at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports Network and continuing at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.
COMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group coverage of the Kentucky Derby will feature co-hosts Bob Costas and Tom Hammond; analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey; reporters/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; NBC Sports Network host Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers, pre-race reporter Jay Privman; and race caller Larry Collmus, who will call the Kentucky Oaks, Turf Classic and Kentucky Derby (NBC plans to take the call of track announcer Mark Johnson for the remaining races on Derby Day).
Michelle Beadle of Access Hollywood and NBC Sports Network, will provide features and interviews, and Coco Rocha will talk Kentucky Derby fashions and handle celebrity interviews throughout the week.
KENTUCKY DERBY LIVE PROGRAMMING
Wed., May 1 - 5 p.m. Kentucky Derby Draw NBCSN
Thurs., May 2 - 5 p.m. Kentucky Derby Access NBCSN
Fri., May 3 - 5 p.m. Exclusive Worldwide Kentucky Oaks Broadcast NBCSN
- 5:46 p.m. The 139th Running of The Kentucky Oaks Stakes (G1)
Sat., May 4 - 11 a.m. Exclusive Domestic Kentucky Derby Saturday Broadcast NBCSN
- 11:02 a.m. Race 2
- 11:33 a.m. Race 3
- 12:05 p.m. Race 4
- 12:39 p.m. Race 5
- 1:20 p.m. Race 6 The 19th Running of The Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes (G3)
- 2:10 p.m. Race 7 The 27th Running of The Distaff Stakes (G1)
- 3:00 p.m. Race 8 The 28th Running of The Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (G2)
- 3:50 p.m. Race 9 The 79th Running of The Churchill Downs Stakes (G2)
Sat., May 4 - 4 p.m. Exclusive Worldwide Kentucky Derby Broadcast NBC
- 4:47 p.m. Race 10 The 27th Running of The Turf Classic Stakes (G1)
- 6:28 p.m. Race 11 The 139th Running of The Kentucky Derby Stakes (G1)
Sat., May 4 - 7 p.m. Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show NBCSN
Wed., May 1 - 4 p.m. Kentucky Derby Classics – Mine That Bird NBCSN
Thurs., May 2 - 4 p.m. Kentucky Derby Classics – Animal Kingdom NBCSN
Fri., May 3 - 4 p.m. Kentucky Derby Classics – I’ll Have Another NBCSN