2015 Kentucky Derby: TV Coverage, NBC Live Stream and Purse Payout Info

R. Cory Smith@@RCorySmithSenior Writer IMay 2, 2015

Apr 29, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Exercise rider Dana Barnes works out Kentucky Derby hopeful Dortmund trained by Bob Baffert at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
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During a weekend filled with massive sporting events, the 141st Kentucky Derby has the history to stand out.

The horse race that starts the Triple Crown also happens to be the most illustrious in the sport. Earn a win on this stage and you'll be remembered forever. Whether it's the horse, jockey, owner or trainer, every part of the team needs to be clicking to take home the wreath of roses.

Here's all the information racing fans need to know prior to the grandiose event.

2015 Kentucky Derby Information

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

When: Saturday, May 2 at 4 p.m. ET


Live StreamNBC Sports Extra

Payout Info: The Triple Crown website lists the minimum guaranteed payout for this year's Kentucky Derby as $2 million total. The winning horse will receive $1.24 million.

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2015 Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Odds
12Ocho Ocho OchoElvis TrujilloJim Cassidy25-1
23Carpe DiemJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher8-1
34MaterialityJavier CastellanoTodd Pletcher16-1
45TencendurManny FrancoGeorge Weaver50-1
56Danzig MoonJulien LeparouxMark Casse33-1
67MubtaahijChristophe SoumillonMike de Kock12-1
7El KabeirCalvin BorelSCR
88DortmundMartin GarciaBob Baffert18-5
99BoloRafael BejaranoCarla Gaines40-1
1010Firing LineGary StevensSimon Callaghan12-1
11StanfordFlorent GerouxSCR
12International StarMiguel MenaSCR
1311ItsaknockoutLuis SaezTodd Pletcher33-1
1412Keen IceKent DesormeauxDale Romans40-1
1513FrostedJoel RosarioKiaran McLaughlin16-1
1614War StoryJoe TalamoTom Amoss50-1
1715Mr. ZRamon VazquezD. Wayne Lukas50-1
1816American PharoahVictor EspinozaBob Baffert13-5
1917UpstartJose OrtizRick Violette Jr.25-1
2018Far RightMike SmithRon Moquett40-1
2119FrammentoCorey NakataniNick Zito66-1
Odds via Odds Shark, Scratches via Churchill Downs

What to Watch For

LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 30:  Bob Baffert, trainer of Dortmund and American Pharoah, looks on from the stable after morning workouts for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Bob Baffert is a talented trainer. This year, he's truly outdone himself.

Already a three-time winner in the Derby, Baffert is hoping to match his success again. Only this time around, he has two colts at the top of the morning odds at Churchill Downs.

American Pharoah comes in as the favorite with 13-5 odds, but Dortmund is close behind at 15-4, per Oddsshark.com. However, American Pharoah recently was moved over to Post 17, which has never produced a winner, per Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times.

That move was due to two late scratches from Stanford and El Kabeir, as the Kentucky Derby's official account notes:

Kentucky Derby @KentuckyDerby

Breaking #KyDerby News: Scratch (11) Stanford from the Derby. Also-eligible Frammento (#21) draws into field.of 20. http://t.co/FDy2MMydoI

Kentucky Derby @KentuckyDerby

BREAKING: El Kabeir scratched from #KyDerby

It also left a hole open at the top post, so horses originally closer to the inside were moved to the middle. That's helpful for smaller horses like Ocho Ocho Ocho but also means the odds are even more heavily stacked against American Pharoah starting from Post 17.

In Dortmund, Baffert has one of the most physically imposing horses in the field. The steed is also undefeated, adding to his allure heading into the Run for the Roses.

"When he comes out of the stall, he just keeps coming out," Baffert said, via Jason Frakes of The Courier-Journal. "I remember that one of my owners wanted to run against him in a stake race. He said, 'How would you compare my horse to Dortmund?' I said, 'Well, if you were here and I brought Dortmund out, you'd say, "Why are we running against him?'"

Will Baffert's 1-2 punch prevail? Or will another colt rise to the task like Mine That Bird in 2009 to end the streak of favorites winning? Horse racing fans across the nation will find out on Saturday when the colts finally race around Churchill Downs once again in the historic race.


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