Watch Live The 2019 Kentucky Derby (officially, the 2019 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve will be the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, and will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. The field is open to 20 horses, who qualified for the race by earning points on the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby. The Derby is held annually on the first Saturday in May, at the end of the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. It is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of miles (2.0 km), and has been run at Churchill Downs racetrack since its inception in 1875. The purse for 2019 was increased from US$2 million to US$3 million.So keep watching and enjoy your time.
Kentucky Derby 2019 Live Streaming
Date :Saturday, May 4,2019,a post time of 6:50 p.m. ET.
Location: At in Louisville, Kentucky.
The race will be broadcast by NBC, with coverage by NBCSN of undercard races beginning at 12:30pm EDT and main network coverage of pre-race activities starting at 2:30pm EDT.
The Kentucky Derby is only open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds,thus entrants in the 2019 race were foaled in 2016, mostly as part of the North America foal crop of roughly 22,500.The field is limited to twenty horses who qualified based on points earned in the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of designated races that was first introduced in 2013. This point system replaced the previous graded stakes race earnings system.
Most positions in the Derby starting gate are earned on the main Road, consisting of 34 races in North America plus one in Dubai. The seven major preps for the Kentucky Derby are the Louisiana Derby, UAE Derby, Florida Derby, Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, Santa Anita Derby and Arkansas Derby. Each of these races provided the winner with 100 qualifying points, essentially guaranteeing that horse a berth in the Derby provided the owner pays the required nomination and entry fees. The first three of these major preps were run in late March and were won by By My Standards, Plus Que Parfait and Maximum Security respectively.The next three major prep races were run on April 6, and were won by Tacitus, Vekoma and Roadster respectively.The last major prep was run on April 13, and was won by Omaha Beach.
Horses can also qualify for the Derby via the European Road and Japan Road. In 2019, none of the offers for the European Road were accepted and the top three finishers in the Japan Road declined their invitation as they had not been nominated to the Derby. The connections of the fourth place finisher on the Japan Road, Master Fencer, decided to accept the offer, marking the first time that a Japanese-bred horse will enter the Derby via the Japan Road