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2017 Kentucky Derby Need-to-Know Guide

All the links you need, plus one you don’t.

All the 2017 Derby links you need…

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

When: Saturday, May 6

Post time: 6:34 PM ET

Purse: $2 million

Distance: A mile and a quarter over dirt; sloppy track expected

TV: 2:30 PM – 7:20 PM ET on NBC

Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra: undercard starts at noon ET (cable subscription is required)

Stats: For details about each horse, including racing history, pedigree, post position and photos, check out KentuckyDerby.com. For the quick and dirty guide, check out our field preview (and vote in our poll!)

Picks worth pondering: New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, Washington Post

Online Betting: If you’re looking to up the ante, a variety of online betting sites are at your service. We recommend Twinspires.com for ease of use – it has all the bells and whistles for experienced bettors, but it’s simple enough for novices to use as well. Brisnet.com is another useful resource. Gamble responsibly.

…and one you don’t.

Discover what your name would be if you were a Kentucky Derby racehorse

(From here on out, I am to be referred to as “King Henry the Risk.” Sounds pretty accurate, actually.)

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