Everything you need to know about Triple Crown’s first leg

When is the Kentucky Derby in 2022? Which horses are racing? Where is it? how long is it Here’s everything you need to know about the first Triple Crown race.

The 148th edition of the Kentucky Derby is upon us, with hopes for just as much excitement but less post-race drama than last year.

On Saturday, 20 horses and their jockeys will race around Churchill Downs in search of victory.

Last year, Medina Spirit stole the show, but the horse’s race win was quashed after testing positive for banned substances. Coach Bob Baffert has now been suspended and the racing world can put this saga behind in celebration for a new Derby winner.

When is the Kentucky Derby?

The 2022 Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 7 at 6:57 p.m. ET.

What channel is the Kentucky Derby on?

The Triple Crown season opener race will air on NBC, with USA Network coverage beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET before moving to NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Where’s the Kentucky Derby?

As always, the Kentucky Derby will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

How long is the Kentucky Derby?

The Derby is a mile and a half or 10 furlongs or two kilometers depending on how you choose to express your measurement.

Kentucky Derby 2022 horses and jockeys

  1. Mo Donegal-Irad Ortiz Jr.
  2. Happy Jack – Rafael Bejarano
  3. Epicenter – Joel Rosario
  4. Summer is tomorrow – Mikael Barzalona
  5. Smile happily – Corey Lanerie
  6. Messier—John Velazquez
  7. Crown Pride – Christophe Lamaire
  8. Charge it up – Luis Saez
  9. Tiz the Bomb – Brian Hernandez Jr.
  10. Zandon-Flavien Prat
  11. Pioneer of Medina – Joe Bravo
  12. Taiba—Mike Smith
  13. Simplification – Jose Ortiz
  14. Barber Street – Reylu Gutierrez
  15. White Abarrio – Tyler Gaffalione
  16. Cyberknife—Florent Geroux
  17. Classic dam – Julien Laparoux
  18. Tawny Port—Ricardo Santana Jr.
  19. Zozos—Manny Franco
  20. Ethereal Road – Luis Contreras

Also eligible (if the horse scratches in the top 20 before betting begins):

  • Rich Strike—Sonny Leon
  • Rattle N’ Roll – James Graham

2022 Kentucky Derby Contenders: Who Are the Favorites?

  • Zandon (3-1)
  • Epicenter (7-2)
  • Messier (8-1)
  • Mo Donegal (10-1)
  • White Abarrio (10-1)

Two of five veteran pickers for the Kentucky Derby nodded to Zandon while three others split between Mo Donegal, Epicenter and Zozos, a dark horse pick at odds of 20-1.

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John Verrall

John Verrall is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: johnverrall@24ssports.com.

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