The 2022 Kentucky Derby – the legendary Triple crown race known as the "Run for the Roses" – gets underway this Saturday, 7th May. The 148th running at Churchill Downs will feature 20 thoroughbreds including hot favourite Zandon (3-1). Make sure you know how to watch a Kentucky Derby live stream from where you are and get all the details on the start time, post positions, odds and tips all below.
The Kentucky Derby is the jewel in America's horse racing crown. Unlike last year, there will be no limit on crowd size and over 150,000 sports fans are expected to attend the Grade I stakes race, set over a distance of 1 1⁄4 miles (2km).
The oddsmakers are sweet on Zandon (3-1), Epicenter (7-2), Messier (8-1), White Abarrio (10-1) and Mo Donegal (10-1) but there's a lot of interest in Taiba (12-1), too. The Saudi-owned horse has only one career start to his name but some tipsters believe the 2022 Santa Anita Derby winner could beat 19 other horses to the 2022 Kentucky Derby title. If he does, it would be the stuff of Hollywood movies.
"What really surprised me was the way he finished. Not only did he get the mile-and-an-eighth, he got it with much more left in there. I think if the race would have go on a little farther, he looked like he would have drawn away,” said jockey Mike Smith after the Santa Anita race.
The 2022 Kentucky Derby post time is 6.57pm ET so there's just time to place your bets. We've listed the runners, jockeys, odds and trainers below. But first, here's how to get a Kentucky Derby live stream from where you are...
USA: 2022 Kentucky Derby live stream
In the US, the 2022 Kentucky Derby will air on Saturday, 7th May, from 2.30pm to 7.30 pm ET on NBC. Coverage is also available to stream live on Peacock (opens in new tab).
Subscription to Peacock costs just $4.99 a month, so it's a very cheap way to watch the Kentucky Derby live online.
Of course, Peacock is only available within the States so be sure to use a VPN (opens in new tab) if you're a US subscriber stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
How to watch the 2022 Kentucky Derby from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Kentucky Derby rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
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How to use a VPN for the Kentucky Derby
Using a VPN for Peacock while you're away is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Kentucky Derby, you may wish to choose 'US' for Peacock TV.
3. Then head over to Peacock (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the cheap Kentucky Derby live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.
Watch the Kentucky Derby live stream in the UK
British horse racing fans should tune into Sky Sports Racing to see the 2022 Kentucky Derby. Sky Subscribers can watch on the move using the Sky Go app for laptops, phones, desktops and consoles.
Don't have Sky? The best option is a Now Sky Sports pass, which provides instant online access to all 11 Sky Sports channels. A day pass costs from £11.99.
Don't forget: US nationals roaming abroad can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch the gee-gees on their Peacock subscriptions instead.
2022 Kentucky Derby post positions, horses and odds
- Mo Donegal 10-1
- Happy Jack 30-1
- Epicenter 7-2
- Summer Is Tomorrow 30-1
- Messier 8-1
- Smile Happy 20-1
- Crown Pride 20-1
- Charge It 20-1
- Tiz the Bomb 30-1
- Zandon 3-1
- Pioneer of Medina 30-1
- Taiba 12-1
- Simplification 20-1
- Barber Road 30-1
- White Abarrio 10-1
- Cyberknife 20-1
- Classic Causeway 30-1
- Tawny Port 30-1
- Zozos 20-1
- Rich Strike 30-1