Kentucky Derby 2016 Schedule

Schedule for 2016 Kentucky Derby

The official schedule for the 2016 Kentucky Derby has been released but the most important date is the race itself--May 7, 2016 with an approximate post time of 6:34 PM Eastern.  The Kentucky Derby will be the main event on a full race card with several other graded stakes races.  The schedule for the rest of the Kentucky Derby day race card at Churchill Downs will be finalized within the next few weeks.

The entries for the 2016 Kentucky Derby will be made official on Wednesday, May 4 at the post position draw.  Once the running order is set the 'morning line' odds will be released by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia and betting on the race will begin in earnest.  The Kentucky Oaks—the top race for three year old fillies—will be run on Friday, May 6.  

For the city of Louisville, Kentucky the horse race is just part of the fun.  The entire week leading up to the Kentucky Derby is a time for celebration with concerts, parties, festivals and much more. 


MAY 4            POST POSITION DRAW     5:30 PM to 6:00 PM               NBC SPORTS NETWORK

MAY 6            KENTUCKY OAKS 142       12:30 PM to 6:00 PM             NBC SPORTS NETWORK

MAY 7            DERBY UNDERCARD        12:00 PM to 4:00 PM             NBC SPORTS NETWORK

MAY 7            KENTUCKY DERBY 142    4:00 PM to 7:30 PM               NBC