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Kentucky Derby 2022: Exciting”Run For The Roses” is here; Everything you need to know, Schedule, timings & more – Your Opinion

The "Run For The Roses" season is here. Kentucky Derby 2022

The 148th Kentucky Derby is poised to take place on Saturday, with the renowned event hoping to move on from the drama of last year.

The Kentucky Derby is the first race in the coveted Triple Crown of American horse racing, which also includes the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Several festivities for the Kentucky Derby Festival take place in the weeks leading up to the race. Thunder Over Louisville, an airshow and fireworks spectacular, usually kicks off the Derby celebrations two weeks before the race.

What is Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race held in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, usually always on the first Saturday in May, and culminating the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The event is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds run at Churchill Downs over a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km).

Churchill Downs, The traditional place for the Kentucky Derby 2022 Festival

It’s popularly known as “The Run for the Roses” as the winner gets clothed in a blanket of roses quite literally. It is also called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.” due to the approximate duration of the run.

Kentucky Derby Schedule 2022

The Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 7 at Churchill Downs in Louisville as per the tradition. The game starts at 6:57 P.M. The Derby will determine who will become the 14th Triple Crown champion in the history of American thoroughbred racing.

Churchill Downs, The traditional place for the Kentucky Derby 2022 Festival
Churchill Downs, The traditional place for the Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby 2021 Controversy

Medina Spirit was the first to cross the finish line in 2021, but the horse later tested positive for a prohibited drug, invalidating the result.
The horse’s trainer, Bob Baffert, was later barred from Churchill Downs for two years, and the race’s eventual winner, Mandaloun, was declared the winner.
Baffert then issued a long statement alleging that the positive test was caused by a medication used to treat dermatitis.

The incident, which took a sad turn when Medina Spirit died unexpectedly in December, arguably continues to dominate the event, which was first held in 1875, but the Derby is eager to put the matter behind them.
The field is wide open for what promises to be an entertaining race without Baffert, who has won the event a record-tying six times.

Where to watch Kentucky Derby 2022?

The Kentucky Derby 2022 will be streamed live on NBC on the Television. It can also be streamed online on the NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com, Peacock, and fuboTV from 2:30 P.M (E.T) to 7:00 P.M (E.T)

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