The 142nd Running of the Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The first race kicks off at 10:30 a.m. and the last race of the day is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. The Kentucky Derby is the twelfth race of the day with a 6:34 p.m. post time. NBC Sports Network will cover the races at Churchill Downs from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Main coverage for the 2016 Kentucky Derby airs on NBC from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The 2015 Arkansas Derby is the last stop in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series, a string of races that lends qualifying points to well-performing horses hoping to secure a spot in the illustrious field at Churchill Downs on May