2021 Derby Day Schedule

Activity Approximate Time
Race 1 10:30am
Race 2 11:01am
Race 3 11:31am
NBCSN Coverage Begins 12:00pm
Race 4 12:04pm
Race 5 12:36pm
Race 6 1:14pm
Race 7 1:56pm
NBC Coverage Begins 2:30pm
Race 8  2:48pm
Race 9 3:40pm
Race 10 4:31pm
Race 11 - Old Forester Turf Classic 5:27pm
Watch the Track as the Kentucky Derby Contenders and their Connections walk from their barn to the Paddock, in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Race Approximately 6:09pm
Listen for the "Riders Up" call as the jockey's are instructed to mount their horses, and take to the track. Approximately 6:37pm
Sing "My Old Kentucky Home" with  fellow Kentucky Derby Fans Approximately 6:39pm
Race 12 - Watch "the most exciting two minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve 6:57pm
Cheer as the Kentucky Derby Winning Horse is draped with a Garland of Roses and the Winning Connections are presented with the Kentucky Derby Trophy. Immediately following the Kentucky Derby Race
G.H.Mumm Champagne Spray in the Kentucky Derby Winner's Circle Approximately 7:15pm
Race 13  7:55pm
Race 14 8:30pm
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