What Other Races are Happening Kentucky Derby Weekend?

A look at the complete 2023 Kentucky Derby weekend race schedule.
A look at the complete 2023 Kentucky Derby weekend race schedule. / AP Photos/Charlie Riedel

The 2023 Kentucky Derby is set to take place on Saturday, May 6, at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Horses, jockeys and trainers alike have been preparing to participate in the prestigious event all year long as viewers will be glued to either the track or the TV screen when 6:57 p.m. ET rolls around.

Keep in mind that the Kentucky Derby serves as one of 14 races to take place at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Fans can tune in to NBC or the Peacock App to catch all of the horse racing coverage beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Take a look at the full list of races and the corresponding start times below:

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2023 Kentucky Derby Weekend Race Schedule


Start Time

Race 1

10:30 a.m. ET

Race 2

11:01 a.m. ET

Race 3

11:31 a.m. ET

Race 4 (Derby City Distaff)

12:04 p.m. ET

Race 5 (Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes)

12:36 p.m. ET

Race 6 (Knicks Go Overnight)

1:14 p.m. ET

Race 7 (Turf Sprint Stakes)

1:56 p.m. ET

Race 8 (Pat Day Mile)

2:46 p.m. ET

Race 9 (American Turf Stakes)

3:40 p.m. ET

Race 10 (Churchill Downs Stakes)

4:31 p.m. ET

Race 11 (Turf Classic Stakes

5:27 p.m. ET

Race 12 (Kentucky Derby)

6:57 p.m. ET

Race 13

7:55 p.m. ET

Race 14

8:30 p.m. ET

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