The 2021 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 1st at 6:34 PM EST at the world-famous Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Watch as the qualifying 3-year-old thoroughbreds begin the first leg of the Triple Crown. Will this year’s race find a horse to match the performance of Justify last year? We will find out while tuned in to the Kentucky Derby. Watch from anywhere in the world with a VPN. If you’re traveling abroad you can connect to a VPN server in the United States to avoid any geo-restrictions. Here are a few of our favorites for streaming live sports.
How to Watch the Kentucky Derby from Anywhere with a VPN
You will be able to stream the race live providing you follow these steps:
- Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee)
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- Connect to a VPN server in city that Locast supports. Some recommended server locations include New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.
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- Enjoy your favorite shows and live sporting events.
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2021 Kentucky Derby Horses, Trainers, Jockeys, and Betting Odds
The Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest and most famous horse races in history. Since it’s inaugural year in 1875 when the track opened, it has always been run at Churchill Downs. The Derby is historic and considered to be one of the most important horse races in the US. It is also the first race of the Triple Crown.
Bob Baffert, the trainer of American Pharoah, has a new horse in the Kentucky Derby this year. The horse’s name is Medina Spirit but he is not the odds-on favorite to win the race. Race fans know that Baffert is an excellent trainer. When he has a favored horse in the race, he does really well in the Derby. That was certainly true a few years ago year as Justify won. His new horse is 11 to 1 but we’re not counting it out.
The odds on favorites for the 2021 Kentucky Derby include a couple horses at 5 to 1 odds. These include Essential Quality and Rock Your World. The favorite with 9 to 2 odds is Hod Rod Charlie. Most of the other horses a 20 to 1 or or worse. Life the King comes in at a 52 to 1 underdog. That would be quite a payout.
NBC will be televising the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. You can watch online through the Locast or NBC Sports Live Extra site. If you plan to be outside the US for the race then I would recommend using a VPN. Otherwise, NBC may block access to the stream based on the location of your IP address. A VPN will take care of that by assigning you an IP address in the United States.
Once again the 2021 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 1st. Here’s the full broadcast schedule for the event:
- Pre-Race Coverage and Undercard – 12 PM EST on NBCSN
- Kentucky Derby Coverage – 4 PM EST on NBC
- Kentucky Derby Race – 6:34 PM EST on NBC and streamed via NBC Live Sports Extra site
Let’s take a look at the lineup of thoroughbreds in the Derby this year. We’ll list the horses by name along with the trainer, jockey, and odds as of Friday, April 30th.
|1||Known Agenda||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz; Jr||12-1|
|2||Like the King||Wesley Ward||Drayden Van Dyke||52-1|
|3||Brooklyn Strong||Daniel Velazquez||Umberto Rispoli||37-1|
|4||Keepmeinmind||Robertino Diodoro||David Cohen||35-1|
|5||Sainthood||Todd Pletcher||Corey Lanerie||25-1|
|6||O Besos||Gregory Foley||Marcelino Pedroza||32-1|
|7||Mandaloun||Brad Cox||Florent Geroux||28-1|
|8||Medina Spirit||Bob Baffert||John Velazquez||11-1|
|9||Hot Rod Charlie||Doug O'neill||Flavien Prat||9-2|
|10||Midnight Bourbon||Steven Asmussen||Mike Smith||11-1|
|11||Dynamic One||Todd Pletcher||Jose Ortiz||39-1|
|12||Helium||Mark Casse||Julien Leparoux||35-1|
|13||Hidden Stash||Victoria Oliver||Rafael Bejarano||27-1|
|14||Essential Quality||Brad Cox||Luis Saez||5-1|
|15||Rock Your World||John Sadler||Joel Rosario||5-1|
|16||King Fury||Kenneth Mcpeek||Brian Hernandez; Jr||21-1|
|17||Highly Motivated||Chad Brown||Javier Castellano||10-1|
|18||Super Stock||Steven Asmussen||Ricardo Santana; Jr||35-1|
|19||Soup and Sandwich||Mark Casse||Tyler Gaffalione||20-1|
|20||Bourbonic||Todd Pletcher||Kendrick Carmouche||22-1|
As you can see, none of the ones that we mentioned are worse than 52 To 1 odds.
Enjoy all the excitement during the 2021 Kentucky Derby. Please share this post with your friends so they can enjoy the first race of the Triple Crown from anywhere in the world with a VPN.