Triple Crown Races Live TV, Online Coverage Field & Odds

The Triple Crown horse racing live TV and online schedule is set to get underway on May 7th as the 142nd Kentucky Derby TV coverage will be front and center for racing fans across the globe. Nicknamed the “Run for the Roses,” the Kentucky Derby is the first of the three major Grade I stake races that always have horse racing fans on the edge of their seats. NBC will once air each race nationally, while NBC Sports Extra

This years Kentucky Derby will have a field of 20 contenders who all have Triple Crown dreams dancing in their heads! Heading into Saturday’s big race, Nyquist is the favorite to in this year’s Kentucky Derby. If he can pull off the win, all of the Triple Crown hype will begin. Last year American Pharoah was the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978 when the great Affirmed pulled of the feat. No matter which horse crosses the finish line first in Louisville on Derby day, that horse will become an instant celebrity – and will get a lot of Triple Crown hype. Nyquist isn’t just the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, but is also the favorite to win the Triple Crown.

Just a quick FYI for non-race fans, a horse has to win all three Grade I stake races to win the Triple Crown. Those races consist of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. To put it into perspective, only 12 horses have won the Triple since 1919. Yes, it is that hard to do!

Here is a look at the entire Tripe Crown schedule, TV times and online coverage. Also, we will be updating the field, odds and post positions for each race as they become available.

Triple Crown Schedule

The Kentucky Derby — Churchill Downs – May 7, 2016 (NBC — NBC Sports EXTRA)

The Preakness Stakes — Pimlico – May 21, 2016 (NBC — NBC Sports EXTRA)

The Belmont Stakes — Belmont Park – June 11, 2016 (NBC — NBC Sports EXTRA)

Preakness Odds

1. Cherry Wine 21-1
2. Uncle Lino 40-1
3. Nyquist 4-5
4. Awesome Speed 45-1
5. Exaggerator 9-5
6. Lani 25-1
7. Collected 13-1
8. Laoban 60-1
9. Abiding Star 30-1
10. Fellowship 50-1
11. Stradivari 7-1

Kentucky Derby Field & Odds

1. Trojan Nation 43/1
2. Suddenbreakingnews 24/1
3. Creator 16/1
4. Mo Tom 18/1
5. Gun Runner 9/1
6. My Man Sam 18/1
7. Oscar Nominated 37/1
8. Lani 27/1
9. Destin 18/1
10. Whitmore 34/1
11. Exaggerator 5/1
12. Tom’s Ready 41/1
13. Nyquist 2/1
14. Mohaymen 12/1
15. Outwork 28/1
16. Shagaf 72/1
17. Mor Spirit 12/1
18. Majesto 67/1
19. Brody’s Cause 22/1
20. Danzing Candy 33/1