Grab your biggest hat and find a great mint julep recipe — the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 4.

Here's what you need to know about the 145th Kentucky Derby, including where you can watch.

The favorites

Twenty horses will compete in the race, but the favorites are Roadster and Maximum Security. Omaha Beach, the favorite leading up to the Derby, recently scratched due to an entrapped epiglottis, which can cause difficulty breathing. Omaha Beach will not race on Saturday. 

When it starts

The race starts at 6:50 p.m. EST in Churchill Downs.

How you can watch

The race will be broadcast on NBC, as well as on and the NBC app.


Mix it up for Derby Day with these variations on the mint julep