Watch Live On Kentucky Derby 2017 In an attempt to attract more interest in the post-draw for the Kentucky Derby in the late 1990s, officials at the Churchill Downs race track reverted to a two-tier format that presumably created suspense on live television. Instead of horses merely being assigned a post position, each horse’s connections selected their starting spots.Watch Now
Time: Wednesday, 11 a.m. ET
Kentucky Derby Race Info
What: Kentucky Derby 2017
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.
When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Post time: 6:34 p.m. Eastern
TV: NBC, 2:30 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.
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The Derby features 3-year-olds racing 1 1/4 miles. Horse racing officials say Kentucky Derby2017 Live approximately 22,000 thoroughbreds were foaled in North America in 2014 and about 1 percent of the crop will be nominated for the so-called Run for the Roses.
The field has been capped at 20 starters since 1975, with preference given to horses with the most graded stakes earnings.
Classic Empire, trained by Mark Casse, is the leading 3-year old stakes earner at $2,093,820. Thunder Snow ($1.621 million) and Gunnevera ($1.137 million) are the only other seven-figure stakes earners heading into the post-draw
The post position is one of the most important factors in determining which horses have the edge in the 11⁄4 mile race. Getting drawn on the inside can be problematic — horses are prone to getting stuck in traffic, having to maneuver both opponents and the rail they’re right next to. This much congestion can negate the advantage of having a shorter turn. Horses on the outside have more freedom to move, but they also have to make wider turns, and can be doomed by a poor start out of the gate.
For the most part, getting drawn in the middle of the gate seems to be the most desirable outcome. Last year’s Derby winner, Nyquist, started at the No. 14 spot, while 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, drew No. 15.
Classic Empire, Always Dreaming, Irish War Cry, and McCraken are among the early favorite’s in this year’s Derby, per OddsShark, but of course, their fortunes could change significantly depending on what position they have. Look for the money lines to really move once the starting gate is finalized.
We won’t find that out until Saturday, but we’ll discover Wednesday which horse might have a leg up to enter the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs. The starting position of each horse in the field will be solidified Wednesday morning in the post position draw, the first step before Saturday’s big race in Louisville. Here’s how to watch the 2017 Kentucky Derby post position draw online.Watch Now