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Kentucky Derby 2012: Start Time, Post Positions, TV Coverage And More

The running of the 138th Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday afternoon from beautiful Louisville, Kentucky. Weather may be a bit of an issue (more on that further down) but the field of horses looks to be very strong, led by favorites Bodemeister and Union Rags. Here is a complete rundown of what you'll need for Saturday's race.

Start Time: The race is set for 6:24 p.m. ET, although there will be plenty of pre-race coverage televised all day. That's 3:24 on the west coast.

TV Schedule: NBC will televise the race live, complete with both pre- and post-race reaction. NBC Sports Network will also recap the race once it is complete.

Post Positions:

1. Daddy Long Legs
2. Optimizer
3. Take Charge Indy
4. Union Rags
5. Dullahan
6. Bodemeister
7. Rousing Sermon
8. Creative Cause
9. Trinniberg
10. Daddy Knows Best
11. Alpha
12. Perspective
13. Went The Day Well
14. Hansen
15. Gemologist
16. El Padrino
17. Done Talking
18. Sabercat
19. I'll Have Another
20. Liaison

Weather Forecast: Rain showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout Friday night and early Saturday morning, but it looks like they'll clear out by the afternoon. Once they do, it should be a beautiful day for racing.

For continued coverage of the Kentucky Derby throughout the day, be sure to follow the SB Nation Arizona StoryStream.

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