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2011 Kentucky Derby Post Time, TV Coverage, Field, Mint Juleps And More

The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby has a 6:24 pm ET post time, but you can plant yourself in front of the television for an entire day of TV horse racing if you like. The day's schedule began with preview coverage at 9:30 am ET on HRTV, but the real action kicks off with the Derby undercard at 11 am ET on Versus. NBC takes over at 4 pm ET for the Red Carpet Special, followed by the Kentucky Derby show at 5 pm ET.

SB Nation's extensive Derby resources include the latest news and live coverage, guides for first-time bettors and for new horse racing fans, a prop bets primercontender profiles on Archarcarch and several other top horses, a horse racing jargon breakdown and even how to make a mint julep. Here's the complete field of contenders, along with post positions, jockeys and trainers, and money line odds:


Post No. Horse Jockey Trainer ML


1 Archarcharch Jon Court Jinks Fires 10 / 1


2 Brilliant Speed Joel Rosario Tom Albertrani 30 / 1


3 Twice the Appeal Calvin Borel Jeff Bonde 20 / 1


4 Stay Thirsty Ramon Dominguez Todd Pletcher 20 / 1


5 Decisive Moment Kerwin Clark Juan Arias 30 / 1


6 Comma to the Top Pat Venezuela Peter Miller 30 / 1


7 Pants On Fire Rosie Napravnik Kelly Breen 20 / 1


8 Dialed In Julien Leparoux Nick Zito 4 / 1


9 Derby Kitten Javier Castellano Michael Maker 30 / 1


10 Twinspired Mike Smith Michael Maker 30 / 1


11 Master of Hounds Garret Gomez Aiden O'Brien 30 / 1


12 Santiva Shaun Bridgmohan Eddie Kenneally 30 / 1


13 Mucho Macho Man Rajiv Maragh Kathy Ritvo 12 / 1


14 Shackelford Jesus Castanon Dale Romans 12 / 1


15 Midnight Interlude Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert 10 / 1


16 Animal Kingdom John Velazquez Graham Motion 30 / 1


17 Soldat Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin 12 / 1


18 Uncle Mo John Velazquez Todd Pletcher SCR


19 Nehro Corey Nakatani Steve Asmussen 6 / 1


20 Watch Me Go Rafael Bejarano Kathleen O'Connell 50 / 1



The 2011 Kentucky Derby post time is at 6:24 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, May 7th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - current Derby odds, contender profiles, field updates and more. You can find all of that and more at our 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.