The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby features a wide-open field potentially a wet track.

The Kentucky Derby (6:57 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on NBC, while USA Network (Noon-2:30 p.m. ET) and NBC (2:30-7:30 p.m. ET) will also have coverage of Derby Day undercard races.

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch the 2022 Kentucky Derby live online, with the first two options offering a free trial:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of NBC, USA Network and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2022 Kentucky Derby live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBC and USA Network are included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the 2022 Kentucky Derby live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC, USA Network and 45-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package. This option doesn’t come with a free trial, but it’s the cheapest streaming service with USA Network, and you can get $10 off your first month:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 2022 Kentucky Derby live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC, USA Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 2022 Kentucky Derby live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.


Kentucky Derby 2022 Preview

Horse racers in the Kentucky Derby could contend with rain and a wet rack much like their Kentucky Oaks counterparts did on Friday, May 6. The Kentucky Derby race starts with a strong chance of rain, which could taper off in the afternoon according to AccuWeather.

Besides weather being a potential equalizer, last year’s top finisher, Medina Spirit, had a banned substance and later died in December 2021. Medina Spirit’s trainer, Bob Baffert, can’t field a horse in the event for two years due to the banned substance violation.

Two of Baffert’s former horses, now trained by former assistant trainer Tim Yakteen, will now compete. Both Messier and Taiba could make a big showing at Churchill Downs.

“I wouldn’t say that I think that there’s any awkwardness there,” Yakteen said via The Associated Press’ Beth Harris. “I just feel really lucky and fortunate.”

“I was honored they had the confidence that I could continue to carry the torch,” Yakteen added via Harris.

Epicenter comes in as another contender. Trainer Steve Amussen, who has come up short in 23 previous Kentucky Derby races, looks to change that on Saturday. That includes a narrow loss by Nehro in 2011.

“I’ve said that I know what it feels like to think you’re going to win it while it’s running,” Amussen said via The Associated Press. “When it was running, I didn’t pick up visually Animal Kingdom coming. Watching the race at the one-eighth pole, I thought he [Nehro] was about to win the Derby, you know? So, I’ve had unbelievably thrilling moments without the trophy.”

Zandon, trained by Chad Brown, also comes in as a favorite. Brown notably will ride Zandon in the race.

“The horse is doing everything right,” Brown said via the Louisville Courier Journal’s Tim Sullivan. “It’s an exciting time for us to be bringing a horse in with this big a shot… It seems like everything is lining up right for this horse.”

Zozos could also make a run for first. Trained by Brad Cox, Zozos took second behind Epicenter in the Louisiana Derby. Cox, who has three horses in the race, has won the Kentucky Derby twice with.

“The thing with winning the Kentucky Derby is the thrill of victory and the excitement,” Cox said via WDRB’s Sterling Riggs. “You don’t feel like you won the Derby when you get a text message saying you won the Derby. You want to experience it. You want your horse to cross the wire first. You want to put the roses across your horse and walk into the winner’s circle. That’s what it’s all about.”

Tiz the Bomb might also sneak into contention. Trained by Kenneth McPeek, Tiz the Bomb won its past two races.

Saturday’s race will mark the first Kentucky Derby since 2019 that features a full field of 20 horses plus a capacity crowd on hand to watch.

Source: Heavy Streaming

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