2012 Kentucky Derby: Preview And Schedule

LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 29: American Lion runs on the track during the morning workouts for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 29, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The 138th Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 5. The first leg of the Triple Crown begins here.

The 138th Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 5. The annual event at Churchill Downs stands as the first event in the Triple Crown, which is arguably the most difficult accomplishment to win in all of sports.

The Louisville race has been around since 1875 and was last won by Animal Kingdom in 2011. This is the most famous and most viewed horse race in the world.

As of Monday, the current favorites to take home the race include Bodemeister (9/2), Dullahan (8/1), Gemologist (7/1) and Union Rags (9/2).

Here is the schedule of events for Saturday and where you can locate the television coverage:

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT: Kentucky Derby undercard - NBC Sports Network (formerly Vs.)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT: Access at the Kentucky Derby/Red Carpet Special - NBC

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT: The 138th Kentucky Derby - NBC

You can find much more information on the official Kentucky Derby website.

For more news and information regarding the 2012 Kentucky Derby, please stay tuned to this StoryStream or visit the official SB Nation StoryStream.

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