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2012 Kentucky Derby Schedule: Kentucky Oaks Highlights Friday Events

As the run for the roses nears, horse racing fans will have another day full of race coverage on Friday.

Horse Racing TV will open the morning with pre-race coverage of Saturday's event. NBC Sports Network will be broadcasting some past Derby classics before the 2012 Kentucky Oaks at 4 p.m. The Kentucky Oaks is an annual race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies at Churchill Downs, if you want to get your racing fix early.

Here is the remaining schedule of TV events.

Date Time TV Event
May 4 8:30am Horse Racing TV Kentucky Derby Coverage
3:00pm NBC Sports Kentucky Derby Classics
4:00pm NBC Sports 2012 Kentucky Oaks
May 5 8:30am Horse Racing TV Kentucky Derby Undercard
10:00am NBC Sports Kentucky Derby Undercard
3:00pm NBC Kentucky Derby Red Carpet Special
4:00pm NBC 2012 Kentucky Derby

For more information on the race, check out SB Nation's Kentucky Derby Preview, which includes information on the skills, odds and what you can expect on Saturday.

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