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

Horse racing fans can rejoice, as the 2012 Kentucky Derby is finally upon us. Here's a look at the television schedule for the big race.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07:  The field rounds turn one during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: The field rounds turn one during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Horse racing fans can pour themselves another mint julep today, as the Super Bowl of horse racing is finally upon us. The 138th Kentucky Derby is set to be held on Saturday, May 5, much to the delight of horse racing enthusiasts everywhere.

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 for the 138th Kentucky Derby is scheduled for 6:24 p.m. locally at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, and 5:24 p.m. for fans in the Houston area. Fans looking to catch the race live had better be at their television sets by this time -- it is called the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports for a reason.

Televised coverage of the Kentucky Derby can be found on NBC, beginning at 3 p.m. CT with an all-access look at the Kentucky Derby, as well as a red carpet special for those interested in celebrities and fashion. Legitimate race coverage should begin at 4 p.m. CT, leading up to post time at 5:24. NBC will air a post-race show, celebrating the winner and recapping the race, which will last until 6 p.m. CT. Don't fret, though, as NBC Sports Network will carry a recap show starting at 6 p.m. CT.

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