How to watch the 2023 Kentucky Derby online from anywhere

Rich Strike with Sonny Leon up (R) crosses the finish line to win ahead of Epicenter (C) causing a huge shock and Zandon (L) during the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2022
Last year's Kentucky Derby saw Rich Strike score at enormous odds. (Image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Here's how to watch the 2023 Kentucky Derby online from anywhere.

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world and is dubbed "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports".

The crown jewel of the US racing calendar, the Kentucky Derby has plenty of history, starting way back in 1875. 

Last year's race proved hugely dramatic, with Rich Strike springing a massive 80-1 upset. Only one horse, Donerail at 91-1, has won the race at bigger odds and that was back in 1913!

Run over 10 furlongs (1 1/4 mile), the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown, which is completed by the Preakness Stakes (May 20) and the Belmont Stakes (June 10).

How to watch the 2023 Kentucky Derby online in the US

The 2023 Kentucky Derby will be shown on Saturday, May 6 from 12 to 7.30 pm ET on NBC. You can also stream live on, the NBC sports app and Peacock.

You can also watch the 2023 Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 5 from 1 pm to 6 pm ET on USA Network, and the NBC Sports app.

NBC, as one of the four major broadcast networks in the US, is available to all TV households through any traditional pay-TV subscription service or via local signals that can be received by a TV antenna. 

The network is also available on live TV streaming services, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV (the USA Network is also carried by these services). If you have any of these subscription services, you can watch the Kentucky Derby coverage via or the NBC Sports app.

To stream on Peacock, you need to be a Peacock Premium subscriber.

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How to watch the 2023 Kentucky Derby online in the UK

Sky Sports Racing will be showing the 149th Kentucky Derby live for UK racing fans. Sky Sports Racing is also available through Now TV, Sky Go and Sky Sports Mobile. Sign up for Now TV.

What time is the Kentucky Derby 2023 race?

Post time for the 2023 Kentucky Derby is 6:57 pm ET/11:57 pm UK time.

There are an amazing 14 races on the card on Saturday. The first race is scheduled for 10:30 am ET. The Kentucky Derby is the 12th race of the day.

Which horses are running in the Kentucky Derby 2023?

The horses due to run in the Kentucky Derby are:

  • Hit Show
  • Verifying
  • Two Phil's
  • Confidence Game
  • Tapit Trice
  • Kingsbarns
  • Reincarnate
  • Mage
  • Skinner
  • Practical Move
  • Disarm
  • Jace's Road
  • Sun Thunder
  • Angel Empire
  • Forte 
  • Raise Cain
  • Derma Sotogake
  • Rocket Can
  • Lord Miles
  • Continuar
  • Cyclone Mischief
  • Mandarin Hero
  • King Russell

Please note some runners may be withdrawn before the start.

Where is the Kentucky Derby 2023?

The Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Who will win the Kentucky Derby?

The million-dollar question! Forte and Tapit Trice are among the favorites at the time of writing. However, the market could shift drastically as we near post-time. The market looks wide open and there could be a repeat of last year's shock.

Kentucky Derby tips

Sadly, What to Watch lacks a horse racing crystal ball! If you’re making a wager our only advice would be to check the odds carefully to make sure you’re getting the best price. And good luck!

David Hollingsworth

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