Kentucky Derby – start time, post position and how to bet

It is time for one of the key degenerate gambling events of the year
, the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchhill Downs Louisville, Kentucky. Last year Justify won the Triple crown and now everyone and their mom wants a piece of the action. Not only are the usual suspects ready with their superfecta cards, people are crawling out from under their sofa to figure out how they can bet on horses. If you are still trying to figure out how horse betting works then check out this how to article that explains everything you need to know including win, place, show betting – extacta, trifecta, superfecta betting and more.


This years derby for three year old thoroughbred horses has a clear favorite named Omaha Beach, who was SCRATCHED yesterday. This is a dramatic turn of events and everyone holding a futures ticket for anyone but Omaha has some really nice odds. The early degen gets the future ticket before the public shits on the odds.

Post Position

Gate 1: War of Will
Gate 2: Tax
Gate 3: By My Standards
Gate 4: Gray Magician
Gate 5: Improbable
Gate 6: Vekoma
Gate 7: Maximum Security
Gate 8: Tacitus
Gate 9: Plus Que Parfait
Gate 10: Cutting Humor
Gate 11: Haikal
Gate 12: Omaha BeachSCRATCHED
Gate 13: Code of Honor
Gate 14: Win Win Win
Gate 15: Master Fencer
Gate 16: Game Winner
Gate 17: Roadster
Gate 18: Long Range Toddy
Gate 19: Spinoff
Gate 20: Country House

Kentucky Derby 2019 Date and Time

Saturday, May 4 with a post time of 6:50 p.m. Eastern Time.
Kentucky Derby 2019 TV Channel
NBC Sports

What horse is the best bet in the Kentucky Derby 2019?

Track conditions are expected to be fast, dry and warm. With Omaha scratched it really opens up the field to anyone.

Where to bet?