Kentucky Derby schedule: Where and when to watch
ESPN's coverage of the Derby kicks off at 11 a.m. ET -- so if you're into pre-horse race hype, you may want to tune in for the latest in stats plus an early view of the scene. NBC swings into action at 4 p.m. ET with its "Kentucky Derby Red Carpet Special." The race itself -- if anyone is still interested -- kicks off at 5 p.m. ET and will be carried by NBC.
That leaves plenty of time to procure an appropriately over-the-top hat and prep the simple syrup for those Mint Juleps.
We'll meet you back here at post time.