Kentucky Derby 2017 Live TV, Online Coverage, Odds & Post Positions

Churchill Downs entrance 2017
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The 2017 Kentucky Derby live TV and online coverage for the 143rd Run for the Roses is still four days away, however, earlier today we learned the official post positions and early morning odds for the field at Churchill Downs.

Wanting to draw the inside rail is something many jockeys prefer at the Kentucky Derby, and in most races in general. However, this year, the top four horses have the highest odds on the board! 

Lookin at Lee has the No. 1 spot and is listed at 20/1, while Thunder Snow will start next to him in the No. 2 hole, also with odds of 20/1. The three horse, Fast and Accurate is a whopping 50/1 and the No. 4 horse, Untapped is 30/1. Can you imagine what a 1, 2, 3, 4 Superfecta would pay out?

Honestly, many experts believe that outside of Classic Empire and Always Dreaming, the list of contenders in the 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is on the “weaker” side. Don’t buy that for a minute. Sure these two are running well right now, but remember this, these 20 horses are here for a reason – they are the best in America.

The 2017 Kentucky Derby will air live on NBC at 6:00 p.m. ET, with a post time scheduled for 6:34 p.m. ET. The Derby can also be seen via live stream through NBC Just be sure to download the NBC Sports App on your tablet or cell phone and you can watch the 2017 Kentucky Derby where you may be at post time!

Here are the latest odds (courtesy of Oddsshark) for the big race this Saturday.


2017 Kentucky Derby Lineup & Odds

Post Position Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Lookin At Lee Corey Lanerie Steve Asmussen +2800
2 Thunder Snow Christophe Soumillon Saeed bin Suroor +1600
3 Fast and Accurate Channing Hill Mike Maker +6600
4 Untrapped Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen +5000
5 Always Dreaming John Velazquez Todd Pletcher +400
6 State of Honor Jose Lezcano Mark Casse +4000
7 Girvin Mike Smith Joe Sharp +1600
8 Hence Florent Geroux Steve Asmussen +2200
9 Irap Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill +2500
10 Gunnevera Javier Castellano Antonio Sano +1200
11 Battle of Midway Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer +2800
12 Sonneteer Kent Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux +3300
13 J Boys Echo Luis Saez Dale Romans +3300
14 Classic Empire Julien Leparoux Mark Casse +425
15 McCraken Brian Hernandez Jr. Ian Wilkes +650
16 Tapwrit Jose Ortiz Todd Pletcher +2500
17 Irish War Cry Rajiv Maragh Graham Motion +650
18 Gormley Victor Espinoza John Shirreffs +1600
19 Practical Joke Joel Rosario Chad Brown +1600
20 Patch Tyler Gaffalione Todd Pletcher +3300