When is the Kentucky Derby? Churchill Downs date, start time, runners and betting

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Rich Strike wins the Kentucky Derby 2022


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

If you’ve heard of one horse race in North America then the chances are it’s the Kentucky Derby.

That’s because it’s one of the most prestigious contests on the planet and has been won by some of the most famous names in the game including Secretariat and American Pharaoh.

Churchill Downs is set to stage the 149th renewal of the Kentucky Derby – it has been uninterrupted since the inaugural running in 1875 – and a bumper field of 20 runners will slug it out for the $1.860,000 winner’s prize.

You can run the rule over our Kentucky Derby odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

Kentucky Derby 2023 date and start time

The Kentucky Derby is set to take place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6. The post time is set for 23:57 BST. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app.

Kentucky Derby 2023 runners and riders

Hit Show (Manuel Franco)
Verifying (Tyler Gaffalione)
Two Phil’s (Jareth Loveberry)
Confidence Game (James Graham)
Tapit Trice (Luis Saez)
Kingsbarns (Jose L Ortiz)
Reincarnate (John R Velazquez)
Mage (Javier Castellano)
Skinner (Juan J Hernandez)
Practical Move (Ramon A Vazquez)
Disarm (Joel Rosario)
Jace’s Road (Florent Group)
Sun Thunder (Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr)
Angel Of Empire (Flavien Prat)
Forte (Iran Ortiz Jr)
Raise Cain (Gerardo Corrales)
Derma Sotogake (Christophe-Patrice Lemaire)
Rocket Can (Junior Alvarado)
Lord Miles (Paco Lopez)
Continuar (Ryusei Sakai)

Forte wins the Florida Derby

Kentucky Derby 2023 betting

Kentucky Derby odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Florida Derby scorer Forte is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Kentucky Derby as the Todd Pletcher-trained colt bids to make it six wins on the spin.

Stablemate Tapit Trice is next in the betting after racking up four wins on the trot under rules including last month’s Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes.

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