Kentucky Derby 2023 Schedule, Post Time, Undercard and Race Info
The Kentucky Derby traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last year’s race was held in September. But the 2023 Kentucky Derby schedule is set to take place on its traditional fixture, May 1, 2023. Here’s everything you need to know about the Kentucky Derby 2023 schedule, post time and undercard.
The Kentucky Derby is one of the popular Grade 1 Thoroughbred races in the world. The 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby is set to take place Saturday, 1 May 2023.
Kentucky Derby 2023 Schedule
The 2023 Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 at the dirt track at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The race is taking place at the venue since its inaugural edition in 1875.
|Grade II Churchill Downs||$250,000 – added, seven furlongs, 4-year-olds and up|
|Grade III La Troienne||$150,000 – added, seven furlongs, 3-year-old fillies|
|Grade III Distaff Turf Mile||$150,000 – added, one mile, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up|
|Grade I Distaff||$300,000 – added, seven furlongs, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up|
|Grade I Turf Classic||$1,000,000 – added, 1 1/8 mile, 3-year-olds and up|
|Grade I Kentucky Derby||$3,000,000 – guaranteed, 1 1/4 mile, 3-year-olds|
The Kentucky Derby day is always an exciting event in the USA sports calendar. The event starts with the tradition of sipping on a few Mint Julep’s then National Anthem takes place and then the final race. The Kentucky Derby features a total of 14 races.
The qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby include the UAE Derby, Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby, Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, Blue Grass, and Arkansas Derby.
Bob Baffert’s registered his sixth victory and third for the Authentic’s jockey John Velazquez at the 2023 Kentucky Derby which took place in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States fans can watch the entire Kentucky Derby 2023 schedule on NBC beginning at 5 PM.