Watch at 6:46 p.m. ET Saturday The 144th Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby 2018 takes place on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. For more from the Triple Crown, starting with the Kentucky Derby, make sure to follow FanSided and stay tuned to our horse racing hub for all the latest news and results.
Schedule : Info
Date: Sat, May 5 • 10:30 AM EDT (8:30 PM GMT+6)
Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Watch Derby on NBC
11am ET April 30 Oaks Post Position Draw Live on Kentucky Derby Facebook & Twitter
11am ET May 1 Derby Post Position Draw Live on Kentucky Derby Facebook & Twitter
4-6:30pm ET May 3 Derby Access NBCSN | Watch now
12-3pm ET May 4 Kentucky Oaks Undercard NBCSN | Watch now
5-6:30pm ET May 4 Kentucky Oaks 144 NBCSN | Watch now
12-2:30pm ET May 5 Kentucky Derby Undercard NBCSN | Watch now
2:30-7:30pm ET May 5 Kentucky Derby 144
6:50pm ET Kentucky Derby Post Time
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May 5 and, as ever, the Run for the Roses promises to be the most exhilarating race on the sporting calendar.
The second favourite was bought for $3 million at the 2016 Keeneland September yearling sale, the highest fee among the 20 horses racing in Louisville, and it easy to see why. Mendelssohn, the half-brother of champion racer Beholder, won the UAE Derby on March 31 by a phenomenal 18-and-a-half lengths.
Mendelssohn was also victorious in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar last November, while his jockey Ryan Moore was Champion Jockey in Great Britain in 2006, 2008 and 2009. All those credentials together make for an exciting horse and a worthy challenger.
Ridden by four-time Eclipse Award winner Javier Castellano, Audible wasn’t expected to do much until a surge of positive results in 2018 that culminated in four consecutive, and emphatic, wins changed all that. Most notably, Audible won two of the three Gulfstream Park’s prep races, ensuring the horse’s place as the third favourite, according to OddsShark.