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What time is the Kentucky Derby 2022?

What time is the Kentucky Derby 2022?

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For those who are wondering what time the 2022 Kentucky Derby begins on Saturday, May 7, we have you covered.

The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby has finally arrived. On Saturday, May 7, the first leg of the Triple Crown officially begins.

Last year, “the most exciting two minutes in sports” returned to its normal event date of the first Saturday of May, which saw Medina Spirit win. However, trainer Bob Baffert’s horse was disqualified after testing positive for betamethasone in a post-race drug test. As a result, the win was given to runner-up Mandaloun.

As for who will win the opening race of the Triple Crown, that will remain to be seen. For those wondering what time television coverage begins and the start time for the actual race itself, we have you covered.

What time does the 2022 Kentucky Derby start?Television coverage for the 2022 Kentucky Derby will begin on the USA Network at 12:00 p.m. ET until 2:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will then move to NBC from 2:30 p.m. ET until 7:30 p.m. ET.

As for the post time for the 148th Kentucky Derby race, the event’s official website says that it is scheduled to begin at 6:57 p.m. ET.

So there you have it, those are the times to be aware of for the event at Churchill Downs.

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