The 144th Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby 2018 takes place on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This derby race is also known as the most exciting two minutes in sports is going to be the most exhilarating race on the sporting calendar. The 2018 Kentucky Oaks live broadcast Friday on NBCSN TV channel and the main race day will present on NBC Sports Live.
Hoppert: A long-shot with plenty of upside: a Hall of Fame trainer, blueblood connections in Juddmonte, a second-place showing in a top prep, the Florida Derby, and solid efforts during training.
10. My Boy Jack
Trainer: Keith Desormeaux Jockey: Kent Desormeaux Odds: 30-1
Drape: My boy is named Jack. In 2005, three months after he was born, Giacomo won the Derby at 50-1. From this post. I will not make that mistake again.
Hoppert: I knew Drape would have a special place in his heart for the third-place finisher in the Louisiana Derby. He has 10 starts, most among a somewhat inexperienced but extremely talented field, but he’s overmatched.
11. Bolt d’Oro
Trainer: Mick Ruiz Jockey: Victor Espinoza Odds: 8-1
Drape: He is fast, seasoned and has never run a bad race. He is sitting on a big one. Oh yeah, Espinoza has won this race three times. Here’s your winner.
Hoppert: He did not give up in the Santa Anita Derby, and I’m not ready to count him out either, especially with Espinoza aboard. He will likely be a nice price, too.
Trainer: Kieran McLaughlin Jockey: Junior Alvarado Odds: 30-1
Drape: I’m not. Pass.
Hoppert: Remember him? He won the Gotham and had people talking, then he finished behind Vino Rosso in the Wood Memorial.
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas Jockey: Luis Contreras Odds: 50-1
Drape: Like a few in here, this colt is best running in front. He is going to have a lot of company.
Hoppert: Would love to see Lukas, 82, win another Derby, especially for a farm as historic as Calumet, but it won’t be this one.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore Odds: 5-1
Drape: The European invader by way of Dubai is the most interesting import in the history of the Derby. English and Irish punters will pound him at the betting windows. I will not.
Hoppert: He absolutely romped in the U.A.E. Derby, winning by 18 1/2 lengths and setting a track record, in his first start on dirt no less. He has a world-class trainer and jockey, but he just arrived Monday, and the overseas trip will surely take a toll.
15. Instilled Regard
Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke Odds: 50-1
Drape: It is hard to find anything to like about this one.
Hoppert: Another horse who is going the wrong way: His last victory was in January, and his speed figures have flattened.
16. Magnum Moon
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Luis Saez Odds: 6-1
Drape: Like Justify, he did not run at 2. If he beats me, he beats me.
Hoppert: Undefeated in four starts, he’s definitely dangerous, but I’m not crazy about him drifting wide in the stretch in the Arkansas Derby and, you know, the Apollo Curse.
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Flavien Prat Odds: 30-1
Drape: Like Flameaway, a tough competitor with a bright future. Don’t see a blanket of roses in it, though.
Hoppert: He’s hit the board in all six of his races, but he drew the 17 hole, from which no horse has won, and he doesn’t seem fast enough to compete against this bunch.
18. Vino Rosso
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: John Velazquez Odds: 12-1
Drape: He needed a weak field in the Wood Memorial to win as a 3-year-old.
Hoppert: He seems to be peaking at the right time, and I do put stock in last year’s Derby-winning jockey picking him over Audible. But that was also before he drew this post.
19. Noble Indy
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Florent Geroux Odds: 30-1
Drape: This colt has been unjustly overlooked. If the Frenchman can get a clean break, this duo might just wire the field.
Hoppert: The Louisiana Derby winner is the speediest of the Pletcher bunch, but with that post, he must have a clean break and be able to cut over quickly. That’s a tall task.
Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr. Odds: 50-1
Drape: This colt has won once in eight starts. Not sure why he is here.
Hoppert: One horse has won from the 20 hole, and that was Big Brown in 2008. Combatant is no Big Brown.
The greatest two minutes entertainment in two minutes Kentucky Derby 2018 the Run for the Roses will be bringing every fan a great joy and lot of pleasure in the year. The 2018 Kentucky Derby will be broadcast live by NBC, and their pre-Derby coverage will start on Friday, May 4. On the day of the actual race, Saturday, May 5, coverage of the Kentucky Derby starts at 12:00 p.m. ET with the Derby Under-card. The race won’t take place until 6:34 p.m. EST.
How to watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby online
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Main race: Saturday, May 5
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. GMT+6
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
People are crazy to watch Kentucky Derby horse racing on Saturday evening highly expecting showdown anyhow. Watch the most prestigious and visible race of the year Kentucky Derby events live stream through the FuboTV — available for free with a seven-day trial.
You can also use the NBC Sports Live Extra app, which is available through, Google Play store, iTunes App Store, Roku Channel Store, Windows Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The Ky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown and is ran by three-year-old thoroughbreds and the 20 jockeys are competing for their share of $2 million in a frenzied event that is never without drama at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Who will be the Kentucky Derby winners? The result of cbsnews.com vote is gone for Trainer Bob Baffert’s Justify is currently the 3-1 favorite to win the race. Check out your best odds sites you like most. And some voter unhesitatingly for Baffert will be looking to clinch his fifth win at Churchill Downs.