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2012 Kentucky Derby: Post Time, TV Schedule, Video And More

The 138th Run for The Roses will be held on Saturday.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05:  A horse is bathed in preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: A horse is bathed in preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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It's now the first Saturday in May, and we all know what's coming later today: the 138th Run for the Roses, as the 2012 Kentucky Derby is set to be held on Saturday, May 5. Horse racing enthusiasts had better be at their television sets by post time -- they don't call it the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports for nothing, after all.

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. locally in Kentucky at Churchill Downs, 5:24 p.m. in the Dallas area. Pre-race coverage begins at 3 p.m. CT on NBC, with an Access at the Kentucky Derby/Red Carpet special. The race, as aforementioned, will begin around 5:24 p.m. -- so you'd better be by your television sets or local bar if you're hoping to catch the race live. Post-race ceremonies will be held live on NBC until 6 p.m., before switching over to NBC Sports Network for another hour of recap.

Union Rags has become the favorite to win the race, with 6/1 odds to do so. Bodemeister, who had been the favorite all week, has slipped to 8/1 odds. Dullahan has moved back to 10/1, while Gemologist remains at 8/1.

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

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.