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What time does Kentucky Derby start? 2019 Churchill Downs race schedule

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What time does Kentucky Derby start? 2019 Churchill Downs race schedule

The 145th Kentucky Derby might be the most exciting two minutes in sports, but there will be plenty of other horse racing Saturday at Churchill Downs. 

The Derby is the 12th of 14 races scheduled at the iconic venue, with the first starting at 7:30 a.m. PT. That might be a bit early for watch parties here on the West Coast, but you will have plenty of opportunities to whet your horse-racing whistle before the main event begins at 3:50 p.m. PT/6:50 p.m. ET.

Pre-race television coverage begins on NBCSN at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET, then shifts to NBC at 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET. You can stream NBC's coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby live on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app. 

[RELATED: Watch NBC's Kentucky Derby betting show online]

Here all 14 races scheduled on Derby Day:

1. WPS EX DD P3 P5, 7:30 a.m. PT
2. WPS EX DD P3 P4, 8:01 a.m. PT
3. WPS EX DD P3, 8:31 a.m. PT
4. WPS EX DD P3 P5, 9:03 a.m. PT
5. WPS EX DD P3 P4, 9:35 a.m. PT
6. WPS EX DD P3, 10:13 a.m. PT
7. WPS EX DD P3 S6, 10:55 a.m. PT
8. WPS EX DD P3 P5, 11:45 a.m. PT
9. WPS EX DD P3 P4, 12:37 p.m. PT
10. WPS EX DD P3 P5, 1:28 p.m. PT
11. Old Forester Turf Classic, 2:25 p.m. PT
12. 145th Kentucky Derby, 3:50 p.m. PT
13. WPS EX DD, 4:50 p.m. PT
14. WPS EX, 5:20 p.m. PT

Kentucky Derby 2019 live stream: How to watch Triple Crown race online

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Kentucky Derby 2019 live stream: How to watch Triple Crown race online

Put on your crazy hat. Clean your favorite bow tie. Wear your brightest pastel colors. The Kentucky Derby is back, baby!

With early favorite Omaha Beach scratched from the race because of a breathing problem, Game Winner -- yes, that's the horse's name -- now is the favorite to win Saturday's race at Churchill Downs.

You can get all you need to know about betting on the "NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special" at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, before the big race. 

It could be a wet one in Louisville, though, so the winner might have to be a mudder.

[RELATED: How to watch NBC's betting show live online]

Here's how to watch the 145th Kentucky Derby on TV and streaming live online.

When: 6:50 p.m. ET/3:50 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 4
TV: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com

Kentucky Derby 2019 live stream: Watch NBC's betting, odds show online

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Kentucky Derby 2019 live stream: Watch NBC's betting, odds show online

The 2019 Kentucky Derby took a turn three days before the biggest horse race in the country.

Omaha Beach, the early 4-1 favorite, was scratched because of a breathing problem. With Omaha Beach out, there's a new favorite in town.

Bodexpress has moved into the field, but Game Winner -- that's ironic -- is the new favorite at 9-2, according to TwinSpires.

[RELATED: Kentucky Derby 2019 post positions]

Want to know everything about the betting odds for the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs? NBC has you covered with "NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special" on Saturday.

Here's how to watch the show on TV and streaming live online.

When: 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 4
TV: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com