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Kentucky Derby 2021 Schedule, Post Time And Race Info

Kentucky Derby 2021 Schedule, Post Time, and Race info

Check Here Details Kentucky Derby 2021 Schedule, Post Time, and Race info.

The Kentucky Derby is the famous Grade 1 Thoroughbred races in the entire world. This season will be the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby. However, it will be held on the first Saturday in May i.e. May 1, 2021 – in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby generally takes place on the first Saturday in May but because of the COVID-19 situation, previous year’s race was held in September. However this tournament will take place in US, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

From the year 1875,the Kentucky Derby has been held every year. Whereas ever year since1946,it has been held first Saturday in May; with two exceptions. However, in 1945 Derby was held on 9th June due to World War II and last year’s 146th Kentucky Derby was held on September 5th due to COVID-19 situation.

Kentucky Derby 2021 Schedule

Grade II Churchill Downs$250,000 – added, seven furlongs, 4-year-olds and up
Grade III La Troienne$150,000 – added, seven furlongs, 3-year-old fillies
Grade III Distaff Turf Mile$150,000 – added, one mile, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Grade I Distaff$300,000 – added, seven furlongs, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Grade I Turf Classic$1,000,000 – added, 1 1/8 mile, 3-year-olds and up
Grade I Kentucky Derby$3,000,000 – guaranteed, 1 1/4 mile, 3-year-olds


“Run for the Roses” will commence from 6:44 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 1st 2021. Hence, due to all the pre-race hoopla, it is completely possible that the race will begin a few minutes late as per the scheduled. The upcoming 147th Kentucky Derby will pose on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Therefore, the match will outset at 2:30 PM ET. Therefore, the time differences may vary if you are living or traveling in another territory. However, the right time the officials have set it to approximately to 7:01 PM ET.

Besides the Kentucky Derby, NBC Sports will also telecast the Kentucky Oaks the period before the Kentucky Derby. However, the fans who wish to watch Kentucky Oaks, can catch us on Friday, May 4 from 3 PM ET.

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The 2021 Kentucky Derby is a chain of races through which horses are qualified for the 2021 Kentucky Derby will be scheduled on 1st May. However, the field for the Derby is restricted to 20 horses only, with up to four ‘also eligible’ in case of a late withdrawal from the field based on the points gained. Moreover, there are three different paths for horses to take to certify for the Derby; the main Road include the races in North America (one more in Dubai), the Japan Road include the four races in Japan, and seven European races in Ireland, England and France.

However, the 1 1/4 miles or 10 furlongs, the Kentucky Derby is the longest race run by horses competing in it always. Moreover, it is examined the first leg of the Triple Crown Secretariat’s 1973 time of 1:59.40 remains the fastest.

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