WATCH: Kentucky Derby Winner, Long Shot Predictions On ‘The Edge.’

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WATCH: Kentucky Derby Winner, Long Shot Predictions On ‘The Edge.’
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Heading into Saturday’s 150th running of the Kentucky Derby, reporter Steve Bittenbender, appearing on “The Edge,” offers his pick to win the race. He also point to a couple of long shots that could pull off a surprise.

In addition to his picks, Bittenbender, a veteran horse racing journalist, discusses the state of the industry in light of numerous horse deaths. His analysis includes possible solutions.

Also, Bittenbender updates viewers on legendary trainer Bob Baffert’s suspension from Churchill Downs.

Derby Picks, Horse Racing's Future, Baffert's Status

Date, Times, TV Information

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024

Where: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky

Coverage starts: 2:30 p.m. ET

Time: 6:57 p.m. ET; 3:57 p.m. PT

TV: NBC; USA TV Network

Stream: NBC Sports appPeacock

Compiled by USA Today

Betting Odds

The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. In all, 13 horses have won the Triple Crown, the first being Sir Barton in 1919 and the most recent being Justify in 2018. The fastest Kentucky Derby time ever recorded was 1:59 2/5 in 1973 by Secretariat.

Horse race betting odds for the 2024 Kentucky Derby are posted below:

  • Fierceness (5-2)
  • Sierra Leone (3-1)
  • Catching Freedom (8-1)
  • Forever Young (10-1)
  • Just a Touch (10-1)
  • Dornoch (20-1)
  • Mystik Dan (20-1)
  • Just Steel (20-1)
  • Honor Marie (20-1)
  • Track Phanton (20-1)
  • Stronghold (20-1)
  • Resilience (20-1)
  • Catalytic (30-1)
  • T O Password (30-1)
  • Endlessly (30-1)
  • Domestic Product (30-1)
  • Epic Ride (30-1)
  • Grand Mo the First (50-1)
  • Society Man (50-1)
  • West Saratoga (50-1)

Odds compiled by USA Today, via CBS Sports

Note: In the discussion on “The Edge,” the horse Fierceness was mentioned as starting from the 17th post position. However, Encino has since been scratched, altering the position for some horses, including Fierceness.

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