2022 Kentucky Derby – All You Need To Know And How To Watch It For Free

2022 Kentucky Derby – All You Need To Know And How To Watch It For Free

The 148th Kentucky Derby is set to take place on Saturday, with the race seeking to move on from last year’s turmoil.

Bob Baffert, the horse’s trainer, was later expelled from Churchill Downs for two years, and Mandaloun, the final winner, was declared the winner.

Baffert later made a lengthy statement claiming that a medicine intended to treat dermatitis was to blame for the positive test.

The incident, which took a tragic turn when Medina Spirit died abruptly in December, undoubtedly continues to overshadow the event, which was founded in 1875, but the Derby is anxious to move on.

Without Baffert, who has won the race a record-tying six times, the field is wide open for what promises to be an intriguing race.

Medina Spirit was the first horse to cross the finish line in the 147th Kentucky Derby.

What Are My Viewing Options For The Kentucky Derby?

The Derby will be televised on NBC this year. And it’ll be a big day: USA Network will cover the event from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. From 2:30 p.m. ET to 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC will broadcast the marathon, as well as all pre- and post-race activities.

2022 Kentucky Derby – All You Need To Know And How To Watch It For Free

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In 2022, will it be possible to watch the Kentucky Derby online?

You absolutely can. A live feed will be accessible on NBCSports.com. You could also utilize one of the following services:

Peacock

This year, you’ll have total access to NBC’s streaming service. A seven-day free trial is available before paying $5 or $10 each month. (Live sports, such as the Super Bowl, are not available in Peacock’s free edition.)

Sling Media

Under its lower-tiered Orange plan, which costs $35 per month, Dish Network’s Sling offers a wide range of channel options—and if you upgrade to Sling’s Blue plan, which costs $50 per month, you’ll receive more sports channels. Initially, you’ll get a seven-day free trial, and the cord-cutting service is presently providing a $10 first-month fee.

AT&T Television

AT&T’s streaming service, which was previously known as DirecTV Now and AT&T TVNow, costs $70 a month and up. There is no longer a free trial available.

Hulu offers live television.

After a two-week trial, you may expect to pay $65. per month.

YouTube Television

After a two-week trial, you may expect to pay $65. per month.

Fubo Television

This sports-focused cord-cutting service offers NBC in most markets. You’ll be charged $65–$80 a month after a seven-day free trial, depending on the channels you choose.

Whom To Watch Out

Despite the fact that Baffert was not in the event, two of his previous horses had a good chance of winning.

2022 Kentucky Derby – All You Need To Know And How To Watch It For Free

Although Yakteen swears he hasn’t spoken to Baffert in the weeks preceding up to the race, others believe these are the 69-year-old trainer’s horses in everything but name.

“I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect it to be like this,” Yakteen said when asked whether he had second thoughts about letting the horses into his barn. “But I would have never hesitated.”

Epicenter and Zandon, on the other hand, appear to be the two best bets heading into the race, with both horses displaying a lot of potential.

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Meanwhile, Zandon is coming off a good showing last time out, solidifying its place as the race favorite.

Which Horse Is The Prediction For This Year’s Kentucky Derby?

According to CBS Sports, Epicenter is the favorite this year, with 5-1 odds. Messier, Taiba, and Zandon are next at 6-1. The event’s 8-1 favorite is Mo Donegal.

When Will The Other Two Triple Crown Races Take Place?

The Preakness Stakes will take place after the Derby. It will take place at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course on May 21. The final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, will be raced on June 11 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

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