Racing fans can watch the 2014 Kentucky Derby live online and see which of the 21 horses wins the “The Greatest Two Minutes In Sports.”
The race will be run Saturday at 6:24 pm Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, though this year’s running has been overshadowed by some very inclement weather. The track saw torrential downpours earlier in the week, though that’s never stopped the running before.
“This will be our 140th Derby and we haven’t postponed one yet,” Churchill Downs’ senior director of communications and media services told Darren Rogers told CNN.
“Lightning or a washout of the track could potentially cause a delay but a postponement would be highly unusual.”
The Kentucky Derby has seen plenty of worse weather in its long history. In 1918, multiple days of heavy rain dumped 2.31 inches on Derby day, but still the race went on.
Fans who watch the Kentucky Derby live online may likely have a monetary interest in the race. The race is one of the biggest betting events of the year, with even novice fans slapping down a few dollars in the hopes of picking a winner. This year the favorites are California Chrome (5-2 odds) and Wicked Strong (6-1). There are also some longshots that could prove lucrative if they win, including Pablo Del Monte and Commanding Curve (both 50-1 odds).
Of course, there are also plenty of people who will pick a winner based on the name they like the most (General A Rod is an interesting pick, at least for Yankees fans sticking by the suspended slugger).
Those who want to watch the 2014 Kentucky Derby live online can click here for the race’s official site, which also has a link to bet on the race. Full odds and a rundown of each of the horses running the derby can be found here.