Kentucky Derby 2022: Gates Open, Race Start Time, Post Time & TV Listings

Kentucky Derby 2022 will be the 148th edition of the Triple Crown race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. If you have been a diehard fan of the horse racing event, you will surely want to catch up with the event. Here are the details that you need to know so that you won’t miss a single moment of the event.

Kentucky Derby 2022 start time

What time does the Kentucky Derby 2022 start?

The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Gates open early, at 9:00 a.m. ET, on both Kentucky Derby day & Kentucky Oaks day. KY Derby guests can enter through the Paddock, Clubhouse or Infield Gate.

Here are the Kentucky derby 2022 time details that you must follow:

What: Kentucky Derby 2022
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.
Kentucky Oaks Time: 1:00-6:00 pm ET (Fri, May 6th live on USA Network)
Derby 148 Undercard Time: 12-2:30 pm ET
Post Time: 6:57 pm ET/ 3:57 pm PT
TV Coverage Time: USA Network (12:00 p.m. ET – 2:30 p.m. ET) & NBC. Peacock (2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET)
Live Stream: Watch Online Free

When is the Kentucky Derby 2022 Post time?

6:57 p.m. ET is the 2022 Kentucky Derby Post Time and check the Kentucky Derby Post Time full details of Oaks Day and Derby Day here:

Oaks Day – Friday, May 6th, 2022

RacePost TimeWagering
110:30AMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
211:00AMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
311:30PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
412:05PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
512:43PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 
61:26PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 DC6
72:09PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
83:03PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
94:04PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
104:55PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
115:51PMWPS EX TRISUPER SH5 P3 (O/D-DBL) (O/W/D-P3) (Longines-Kentucky Oaks)
126:25PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD
137:00PMWPS EX TRI SUPER

KY Derby Race Day – Saturday, May 7, 2022

RacePost TimeWagering
110:30AMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
211:01AMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
311:31PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3
412:04PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
512:36PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
61:14PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3
71:56PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 DC6
82:48PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
93:40PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
104:31PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
115:27PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4 (Old Forester Turf Classic)
126:57PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 SH5 (Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve)
137:55PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD
148:30PMWPS EX TRI SUPER

Opening Night – Saturday, April 30th

RacePost TimeWagering
16:00PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
26:28PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
36:56PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 
47:26PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
57:57PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 DC6
68:30PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
79:05PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
89:39PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 
910:11PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD 
1010:42PMWPS EX TRI SUPER SH5

Champions Day- Tuesday, May 3rd

RacePost TimeWagering
112:45PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
21:14PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
31:43PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 
42:13PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 DC6
52:45PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
63:18PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
73:50PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 
84:22PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD  
94:55PMWPS EX TRI SUPER SH5

Derby Week- Wednesday, May 4th

RacePost TimeWagering
112:45PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
21:15PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
31:45PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 
42:15PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
52:45PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 DC6
63:16PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
73:47PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
84:19PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3
94:52PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD
105:25PMWPS EX TRI SUPER SH5

Thurby- Thursday, May 5th

RacePost TimeWagering
112:45PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
21:15PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
31:45PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 
42:17PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
52:52PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
63:27PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 DC6
74:02PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P5
84:37PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3 P4
95:11PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD P3
105:45PMWPS EX TRI SUPER DD
116:14PMWPS EX TRI SUPER SH5

When is the 2022 Kentucky Derby Gates Open?

The 2022 Kentucky derby Gates open early, at 9:00 a.m. ET, on both Kentucky Derby day & Kentucky Oaks day.

Kentucky derby Gate Location and Entry Process

The 148th Kentucky Derby guests can enter through the Paddock, Clubhouse or Infield Gate. It will be better to see the Maps & Directions page for a map of those gate locations.

Check the full details (Will Call, No Re-Entry Policy) and entry process of KY Derby here

Kentucky Derby 2022 TV Coverage

There are over 20 million predicted to watch Kentucky Derby Live. That includes the Kentucky Oaks that will take place a day before the Derby. Both of the events are available on the NBC Sports Channel.

So, make sure you tune in your favorite channel when you want to watch the game live. You can watch the Kentucky Derby on the NBC Sports Channel. But if you are on the go, you can use NBC Sports Live App which is available on iOS and Android.

  • USA: USA Network, Peacock & NBC
  • UK: Sky Sports
  • Canada: TSN

You could also tune in to the channel long before the event to follow the Kentucky Derby Contender workouts live every day. You could also track the exercises through social media networks including Facebook and Twitter.

Here is the Kentucky Derby TV schedule on the day of the event

TimeDatesEventTV
1-6 PM ETFri, May 6thOaks 148 – Live CoverageUSA Network
12-2:30 PM ETSat, May 7thDerby 148 Undercard – Live CoverageUSA Network
2:30-7:30 PM ETSat, May 7thDerby 148 – Live Coverage (6:57 pm ET Kentucky Derby Post Time)NBC, Peacock
All times and dates are subject to change and are ET. 

NBC Sports will start broadcasting the event as part of the five-hour live broadcast from 2:30 p.m. ET, you could tune in to the channel as you are free.

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