2021 Kentucky Derby Need-to-Know Guide

All the 2021 Derby links you need…

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

When: Saturday, May 1

Post time: 6:57 PM ET

Purse: $3 million US

Distance: One mile and a quarter over dirt

How to watch: NBC Sports Network will have Derby Day coverage from noon to 2:30 PM EST. NBC takes over at 2:30 PM EST through 7:30 PM. Kentucky Derby on various social media platforms will offer unique live events and coverage starting at 7 AM — check out the schedule on the website for more details.

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: Courier Journal, Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, Washington Post, Lexington Herald Leader

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.

…plus one you don’t.

Good luck looking away from these once you get started. Thanks for this gem, USA Today.