Here’s a look at this year’s Run for the Roses.
How many fans can join?
A Churchill Downs Racetrack spokesperson told CNN the plan to join is. “Seating reserved 40-50% (capacity), 60% in some premium dining areas, 25-30% in Infield. 40,000-50,000 people “
How can I watch it?
NBC will broadcast the tournament program starting on NBCSN at 12:30 PM ET. Coverage will change to NBC from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM ET. nbcsports.com and the NBC Sports app
Who will win?
In case you missed it last year, the match was won by Authentic, trained by Bob Baffert.This victory marks Baffert’s sixth derby win, with the most co-coach Ben Jones.
The course is limited to 20 qualified horses by earning points in “The Road to the Kentucky Derby”.
Essential Quality has received the most points and won all five competitions during his career. On Tuesday, he pulled a 14th point in the starting goal and was ranked 2-1 as a favorite early on (on Friday night he was 1-1 but the odds could change) Rock. Your World started out as the gateway to Essential Quality rights and is the second favorite.
Hot Rod Charlie is the second leading scorer in qualifying matches and is the only youngster with better odds than 10-1.
Do you like to drink from time to time? Two horses in the field have an alcoholic mix in their names – Bourbonic (37-1) and Midnight Bourbon (18-1), perfect for races sponsored by bourbon makers.
Will all 20 horses be on the field Saturday?
No, King Fury came down with a fever and was unable to participate.
How long will it take?
Called “The Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sports”, this is a phrase that the track operator has trademarked in 2018, or “The Biggest 2 Minutes in Sports” or sometimes “Fastest 2 Minutes in Sports”. So if you’re still unsure, the best time is about 2 minutes.
How do I make a mint julep?