Today, the Run for the Roses kicks off so you can watch the Kentucky Derby 2022 live stream online for free and without cable. The Kentucky Derby returns to full swing, after the pandemic postponed the 2020 race and restricted attendance for the 2021 edition. So expect to see some truly outrageous hats before the most exciting two minutes in sports.
The 148th Kentucky Derby looks to return the event to glory after it was tarnished by scandal last year. Medina Spirit crossed the finish line first, giving trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh win in the race. However, the horse failed a drug test and was ultimately disqualified. Mandaloun was named the winner.
This year’s field features 20 horses, and they’ll run the 1.25-mile track in the hope of a first place finish and $1.86 million prize. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing, followed by the Preakness two weeks from now and the Belmont Stakes in June.
Current Kentucky Derby 2022 odds favor Zandon, the 3-1 favorite, followed by Epicenter (7-2) and Messier (8-1). Racing experts are also high on Mo Donegal, the entry from two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Todd Pletcher. However, the horse will have to overcome the poor No. 1 post position.
Here is everything to know about how to watch the Kentucky Derby 2022 online.
How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 from anywhere on Earth
Just because NBC isn’t available everywhere doesn’t mean you need to miss the Kentucky Derby 2022 if you’re away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.
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How to watch Kentucky Derby 2022 live streams in the US
In the U.S., fans can watch Kentucky Derby 2022 TV coverage Saturday, May 7 starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Early coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
Approximate post time for the race is 6:57 p.m.
NBC can be accessed for free with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package. You’ll need the latter for NBCSN.
If you’ve already cut the cord and don’t have cable, you can watch NBC on a live TV service, like Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.
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