Where to Watch/Listen: Kentucky Derby Week 2022

Media coverage of horse racing reaches its peak this week, leading up to the 148th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve Saturday, May 7. The race drew earlier than usual, on Monday, May 2, and the 20-horse field (with two also-eligibles) is set. For the next five days, television, radio and digital programming from sources around the world will zero in on iconic Churchill Downs as the contenders wrap up their final training and around 150,000 fans flock to Louisville for a bucket-list experience.

NBC Sports will provide comprehensive coverage up to the Kentucky Derby and will show the race live at approximately 6:57 p.m. ET Saturday. The network’s on-site broadcast begins Friday, May 6, with a five-hour show from 1 p.m to 6 p.m. ET on USA Network that will present live racing from Churchill culminating in the Longines Kentucky Oaks for 3-year-old fillies as well as Derby previews and features. On Saturday, coverage from Churchill begins at noon ET on USA Network and then switches to NBC from 2:30 to 7:30. That telecast will feature live racing from the Derby undercard as well as more previews, analysis, and features.

Mike Tirico will host NBC Sports’ Derby broadcast for the sixth time, and will be joined by analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, handicapper/reporter Eddie Olczyk, host/reporter Ahmed Fareed, reporters Britney Eurton, Donna Brothers, Kenny Rice, and Nick Luck, and race caller Larry Collmus. Other personalities appearing include NBC political correspondent and statistical guru Steve Kornacki, lifestyle correspondents Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rutledge Wood, fashion correspondents Dylan Dreyer and Zanna Roberts Rassi, and essayist Tim Layden.

For the first time, NBC Sports’ Derby coverage will be livestreamed on its Peacock service. Highlights of the two-day broadcast include a discussion of embattled trainer Bob Baffert’s suspension and its effect on Derby 148 and the sport overall, a segment on the rise of horse racing in Japan, “Kentucky Derby According to 3-year-olds,” a segment featuring interviews with 3-year-old kids talking about their favorite 3-year-old Derby contenders, a live drone and two jockey cam systems for an immersive racing experience, and a 360 Glam Cam on the red carpet to capture celebrities’ fashion choices and picks for the race. The network’s Derby coverage will also be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Racing from Churchill Downs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, aka “Thurby,” will be featured on “America’s Day at the Races.” The NYRA-produced program will also show racing from Belmont Park and the final race days of Oaklawn Park’s meet and present a special Kentucky Derby preview Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m. ET. “America’s Day at the Races” will be shown primarily on FS2 with one slot on FS1 – check the below schedule for air times.

Racing from tracks such as Monmouth Park (opens season on May 7), Pimlico (opens season on May 12), Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and Woodbine will air on TVG as part of their comprehensive package.

America’s Best Racing is the go-to destination for livestreaming content all through Derby week. First up, Joy Taylor hosts “Derby Preview LIVE!” Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. ET. The show features handicapping from Jonathan Kinchen and will air on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as on Joy’s Twitter channel and Jonathan’s Twitter channel.

On Wednesday, May 4, “Devine and the Dog” is back beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Hosted by racing analyst Megan Devine and horseplayer and raconteur Chase Sessoms, aka “The Wolf of Oaklawn,” “Devine and the Dog” can be streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels as well as Megan’s Twitter channel and Chase’s Twitter channel.

Thursday, May 5 begins a three-day run of on-site livestreams from Churchill Downs with “TwinSpires Presents ABR Thurby LIVE!” This show is hosted by Ren Carothers and Dan Tordjman from the TwinSpires infield tent at Churchill and will feature coverage of live racing and the “locals day” at the track. It has a tentative start time of 4 p.m. ET and will air on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Thursday evening, the popular “La Trifecta” returns for a Derby preview at 8 p.m. ET. Presented en Español, “La Trifecta” is hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir. This week’s show will be broadcast on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

On Friday, May 6, “TwinSpires Presents ABR Kentucky Oaks LIVE!” will stream from the TwinSpires infield tent, with a tentative start time of 4:30 p.m. ET. This show will cover races, sights and sounds from a spectacular day and will also be hosted by Ren Carothers and Dan Tordjman. It will air on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

And finally, on May 7, “TwinSpires Presents ABR Kentucky Derby LIVE!” streams from the TwinSpires infield tent with hosts Danielle Moinet and Dan Tordjman. The show, which will include special guests, lifestyle segments, and handicapping tips for Derby 148, has a start time of 1 p.m. ET and an extended run time of 2 ½ hours. “TwinSpires Presents ABR Kentucky Derby LIVE!” will be available on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Livestreaming of contenders training for the Derby and Oaks continues with “Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com,” which ends on Thursday, May 5. The show is hosted by Churchill Downs analyst and handicapper Joe Kristufek and is streamed live on KentuckyDerby.com/works and on several of the Kentucky Derby social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to TV, radio, and livestreaming coverage of horse racing for 2022 Kentucky Derby week.

TV and Livestreaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

May 3

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com”

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

KentuckyDerby.com

May 3

“America’s Day at the Races”

12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

FS2

May 3

“Kentucky Derby Preview LIVE!”

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 3

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 4

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com”

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

KentuckyDerby.com

May 4

“America’s Day at the Races”

12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

May 4

“Devine and the Dog”

6 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 4

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 5

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com”

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

KentuckyDerby.com

May 5

“America’s Day at the Races”

12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

May 5

“TwinSpires Presents ABR Thurby LIVE!”

4 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 5

“La Trifecta”

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 5

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 6

“America’s Day at the Races”

10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

May 6

Broadcast of the 148th Kentucky Oaks and undercard races

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

USA Network

May 6

“TwinSpires Presents ABR Kentucky Oaks LIVE!”

4:30 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 6

“America’s Day at the Races” Kentucky Derby Preview

6 p.m.

FS2

May 6

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 7

“America’s Day at the Races”

1 p.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

May 7

Broadcast of Kentucky Derby undercard races at Churchill Downs

12 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

USA Network

May 7

“TwinSpires Presents ABR Kentucky Derby LIVE!”

1 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 7

Broadcast of the 148th Kentucky Derby

2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

NBC

May 7

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 8

“America’s Day at the Races”

1 p.m.-2 p.m. on FS1, 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on FS2

FS2

May 8

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Note: All times listed are Eastern