Kentucky Derby 2012 TV Schedule: When and Where to Watch All Race Coverage

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 5, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07:  Horse walk into the starting gate during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The 138th edition of the Kentucky Derby is finally here, and it's sure to be a spectacular event you won't want to miss. 

While some horses are big-time favorites, this race is up for grabs by all those competing. Yes, even the long-shot horses have a chance, albeit a tiny one.

Anything can happen at Churchill Downs, but naturally all the money is being thrown towards the big-name favorites. 

With that said, here's all the info you need to know for the 2012 Kentucky Derby


When: Saturday, May 5 

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.

Odds: For current odds, check out 


TV Coverage 

*All times ET 

9:30 a.m. Kentucky Derby Day Coverage HRTV TV
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kentucky Derby Undercard NBC Sports Network TV
2 - 4 p.m. Kentucky Derby Undercard Stakes Coverage HRRN Radio
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Access at the Kentucky Derby/Red Carpet Special NBC Sports TV
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Kentucky Derby 138 NBC Sports TV

For HRTV channel listings, click here.



Top Contenders 

The horses that are likely to dominate at the Kentucky Derby are Bodemeister, Union Rags, Dullahan and Creative Cause.

Each horse has had great experience, placing first, second or third in the bulk of their recent races.

Success in the races leading up the Kentucky Derby is very important, and each of these colts have excelled in their preparation for the big race. 

Bodemeister is my pick to win it all, but any one of these horses has what it takes to get the job done. 

Be sure to leave a comment and let me know your predictions for the 2012 Kentucky Derby. 

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