𝕃𝕀𝕍𝔼@𝕊𝕋ℝ𝔼𝔸𝕄]]► 𝗞𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝗿𝗯𝘆 2022 𝕃𝕀𝕧𝔼 𝔹𝕣𝕠𝕒𝔻𝕔𝕒𝕊𝕥 𝔽𝕣𝕖𝔼 𝕆ℕ 7 May 2022 𝗞𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝗿𝗯𝘆 LIVE 𝗞𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝗿𝗯𝘆 𝕃𝕀𝕧𝔼 The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., with 20 of the world’s top 3-year-old horses scheduled to leave the starting gate. And the goal is simple and the same for all entrants and their connections: Win the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Day 2022 will be live streamed from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET on both NBC as well as the Peacock streaming service Post time is set for 6:57 p.m. ET, with race coverage running from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Earlier races from Churchill Downs will air on USA Network from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET as well. This year's race will be the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby is exclusively for 3-year-old thoroughbreds, who will race 1.25 miles. The race features 20 horses competing for the first leg of the Triple Crown and a prize purse of $3 million. Prio to the main event, USA will share coverage of the Kentucky Oaks on May 6 starting at 1 p.m. ET. The Kentucky Oaks features 3-year-old fillies, female horses, and a $1.25 million prize. The event also raises money for survivors of breast and ovarian cancer. NBC and Peacock will air the next two races in this season's Triple Crown too; the Preakness Stakes on May 21 and the Belmont Stakes on June 11. The last two Triple Crown winners were Justify in 2018 and American Pharoah in 2015. A total of 13 horses have won the Triple Crown, and American Pharoah was the first horse in 37 years to win all three races. The race for the Triple Crown officially gets underway is quickly approaching. The 148th "Run for the Roses" serves as the first leg of the Triple Crown and will take place on Saturday, May 7. The Triple Crown schedule resumed to some normalcy in 2021 as the Kentucky Derby served as the opening leg of the Triple Crown as it traditionally does. The Kentucky Derby normally starts off the chase for the Triple Crown and helps decide which horse will be the focal point of the Triple Crown chatter. Who wins the Kentucky Derby? And which enormous long shot is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see the top picks for the Kentucky Derby, all from the expert who nailed last year's winner on Derby Day, and find out. The 2022 field features several favorites that certainly have a chance to earn the victory. Epicenter is currently listed as the odds-on favorite at 5/1. Most recently, Epicenter won the Louisiana Derby back in March and three-year old colt has four first place finishes. Three-year old colt Zandon is right behind Epicenter at 6/1 odds after previously winning the $1 million Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass in Kentucky. The last Blue Grass participant to earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby was Street Sense in 2007.