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Kentucky Derby 2012: Post Positions, Time, TV Coverage And More

It's Super Bowl Saturday for horse racing fans, as the 138th Kentucky Derby is set to be held on Saturday evening.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 04:  The Kentucy Derby winner's circle is seen during the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 04: The Kentucy Derby winner's circle is seen during the 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Horse racing fans can finally rejoice, as Saturday, May 5 marks the Super Bowl in the horse racing world. The 2012 Kentucky Derby will be held on May 5, and fans who are looking to watch the race live had better make sure they are by their television sets, or at the bar, by post time -- it's called the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports for a reason after all.

The post positions for this year's Kentucky Derby are as follows:

  1. Daddy Long Legs
  2. Optimizer
  3. Take Charge Indy
  4. Union Rags
  5. Dullahan
  6. Bodemeister
  7. Rousing Sermon
  8. Creative Cause
  9. Trinniberg
  10. Daddy Nose Best
  11. Alpha
  12. Prospective
  13. Went The Day Well
  14. Hansen
  15. Gemologist
  16. El Padrino
  17. Done Talking
  18. Sabercat
  19. I'll Have Another
  20. Liaison

Post time is schedule for 6:24 locally at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, 5:24 in Kansas City. Televised coverage of the race can be found on NBC. Pre-race coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. CT on NBC, with an all-access look at the Kentucky Derby, as well as live red carpet coverage for those interested in celebrity fashion. NBC will air post-race coverage up until 6 p.m. CT, before the coverage switches to NBC Sports Network, who will air a post-race show until 7 p.m. CT.

As of Saturday morning, there's a new favorite to win the race. Union Rags, who previously was listed at 9/2 odds to win, is now the favorite at 6/1. Bodemeister, who had been given 4/1 odds after the post positions were drawn, is no longer the favorite and now sits at 8/1 odds along with Gemologist and Take Charge Indy. Hansen also has 7/1 odds.

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