The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby kicks off this year's Triple Crown of horse racing Saturday, May 4, on NBC.
Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched because of a breathing problem Wednesday night, opening up the field while leaving a pair of Hall of Famers on the sideline: trainer Richard Mandella and 2018 champion jockey Mike Smith.
Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia revised the morning line to make Game Winner the 9-2 favorite for the 1 1/4-mile race Saturday.
Improbable and Roadster were installed as the co-second choices at 5-1, giving five-time Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert the top three choices in the 20-horse field.
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NBC's coverage on Saturday begins at 2:30 p.m. ET and the race is set to start around 6:50 p.m. ET. You can watch it all live at home or on the go via NBC Live.
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