Kentucky Derby 2014 Post Time: TV Schedule, Weather Forecast for 140th Race

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMay 3, 2014

Exercise rider Kelvin Pahal takes Kentucky Derby hopeful Wicked Strong for a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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If the 2014 Kentucky Derby produces as much excitement as the days leading up to the prestigious race, we're in for a treat.

After the post positions were announced on Wednesday, the field and odds were set for this year's Run for the Roses—or so we thought.

On Thursday, one of the race's favorites Hoppertunity pulled out due to a left foot issue. This shifted post positions and odds while adding Pablo Del Monte to the field.

The changes wouldn't stop there.

Pablo Del Monte's owners decided to withdraw the horse from the race on Friday, narrowing the field to 19 and shifting post positions and odds once more.

Finally, we have the overall picture (hopefully) of what the Kentucky Derby's lineup will look like at post time, according to The Baltimore Sun:

2014 Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Odds
2Vicar's In Trouble20-1
3Harry's Holiday50-1
4Uncle Sigh30-1
6California Chrome5-2
8We Miss Artie50-1
9General A Rod15-1
11Wildcat Red15-1
12Dance With Fate20-1
14Medal Count20-1
16Intense Holiday8-1
17Commanding Curve50-1
18Candy Boy15-1
19Ride On Curlin15-1
20Wicked Strong6-1

A huge determining factor in how the 2014 Kentucky Derby will play out is the weather at Churchill Downs.

Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

Unlike last year, we should see a dry track and clear skies during the race.

According to The Weather Channel, Louisville is poised for 74-degree temperatures and partly cloudy skies on Saturday with only a 10 percent chance of rain.

This is welcomed news, indeed.

All that's left now is to ensure not a moment of the action is missed from wherever you may be when this prestigious race ensues.

Let's break down the complete schedule for this year's race.


Viewing Information

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When: Saturday, May 3

Where: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky

Event Time: 4 p.m. ET

Post Time: 6:24 p.m. ET

Channel: NBC

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Mobile Stream: iPhone/iPadAndroid

With a tremendously strong field and plenty of horses with a legitimate chance to don the garland of roses at the race's conclusion, you certainly have every reason to watch.

This year's Kentucky Derby promises to be one for the ages.