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How to watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Put on your beautiful wide-brim hats and pour some mint juleps, it’s time for the Kentucky Derby again! This year is the 144th annual Run for the Roses, and will air on NBC Saturday, May 5th. As we’re sure you know, NBC is an over-the-air broadcast TV channel, and this means you can tune in LIVE for FREE to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports using your HDTV antenna.

NBC will also air pre-race coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. ET, with the race scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. ET. Since the race is broadcast live on TV, you’ll need to tune in a little early to watch all the action, even if you can’t dedicate the whole afternoon to pre-gaming.

Twenty horses will be competing for the $2 million prize, and of course the traditional blanket of roses to be draped over the winner at the end. 27 horses are available for the draw currently:

  1. Justify
  2. Good Magic
  3. Mendelssohn
  4. Magnum Moon
  5. Bolt d’Oro
  6. Audible
  7. Vino Rosso
  8. Enticed
  9. My Boy Jack
  10. Noble Indy
  11. Flameaway
  12. Lone Sailor
  13. Free Drop Billy
  14. Solomini
  15. Hofburg
  16. Combatant
  17. Strike Power
  18. Instilled Regard
  19. Bravazo
  20. Promises Fulfilled
  21. Blended Citizen
  22. Firenze Fire
  23. Restoring Hope
  24. Reride
  25. Dream Baby Dream
  26. Snapper Sinclair
  27. Sporting Chance

If you already have an antenna, you know how easy it is to cut the cord and watch TV for free! Whether you have an indoor or outdoor HDTV antenna, you can watch live events like the Run for the Roses. Not to mention, all of Antennas Direct’s TV antennas come with a lifetime warranty! So, go ahead, kickback with your mint julep and enjoy some relaxation knowing you’re saving thousands of dollars each year watching your favorite broadcast shows with your TV antenna.