Kentucky Derby 2012: Post Positions, Time, TV Coverage And More

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: The field rounds turn one during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The 2012 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, and here's a look at the television schedule and more leading up to the big race.

Get your mint juleps and favorite hat out, racing fans: it's time for the 138th Kentucky Derby. The 2012 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 5 from the illustrious Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Fans looking to catch the race live better make sure they are at their television sets by post time, otherwise they will risk missing the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.

More: Latest Derby odds.

The post positions for this year's Kentucky Derby are as follows:

  1. Daddy Long Legs
  2. Optimizer
  3. Take Charge Indy
  4. Union Rags
  5. Dullahan
  6. Bodemeister
  7. Rousing Sermon
  8. Creative Cause
  9. Trinniberg
  10. Daddy Nose Best
  11. Alpha
  12. Prospective
  13. Went The Day Well
  14. Hansen
  15. Gemologist
  16. El Padrino
  17. Done Talking
  18. Sabercat
  19. I'll Have Another
  20. Liaison

Post time is scheduled for 6:24 p.m. ET. Televised coverage of the race can be found on NBC beginning at 4 p.m. with an all-access look at the Kentucky Derby, as well as a red carpet special. Coverage of the race should begin around 6 p.m., with post time at 6:24. NBC will, as always, hold a post-race ceremony crowning the champion, which will last until 7 on NBC, and then a recap show will air between 7 and 8 on NBC Sports Network.

Thanks to heavy betting this past week (shocking, I know), the odds have changed. Once a 4/1 favorite to win the 138th Kentucky Derby, Bodemeister is now at 8/1 -- still very good odds, but no longer the best. Union Rags is the new favorite, listed at 6/1 odds. Take Charge Indy, Gemologist and Bodemeister are all at 8/1.

For more on the 2012 Kentucky Derby, head over to And Down The Stretch They Come and join the discussion.

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