The 2014 Kentucky Derby live stream and TV coverage for the official announcement of this year's field, post positions and odds is only hours away. With the biggest horse race of the season only three days away, today racing fans will learn who will be the early favorite to win and possibly make a run at a Triple Crown.
According to SB Nation on April 30 post position drawings for this Saturday's Kentucky Derby will take place Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET and can be seen live on NBC Sports Network nationally and streaming live online through NBC Sports Extra and through the Sports Extra app.
The field is expected to be as large as 20 horses, which is nothing new for the Kentucky Derby. Early odds makers have California Chrome as the favorite to win the Derby at 9/4 odds followed by Wicked Strong at 7/1.
If early indications mean anything, it is being reported by California Chrome's trainer Art Sherman that his horse is looking strong. Chrome reportedly jogged an easy two miles as his team awaited the late afternoon draw that will determine his starting position in the 20-horse field.
"We had a good morning," said Art Sherman, California Chrome’s trainer. "He seemed to be really going good." “He seemed to be looking around a lot,” Sherman said. “There was a lot of new action out there. He was pretty relaxed. He’s a very inquisitive horse anyway, so he kind of took it easy on himself.”
If California Chrome does win the 2014 Kentucky derby, he will surely be the favorite to win the Preakness Stakes and the Triple Crown. Several horses have come close to winning the Triple Crown over the past 10 years, but have all fallen short. The last horse to win the crown was Affirmed back in 1978.
Be sure to check back here after 5 p.m. as the post positions and odds will be posted in the comments section below. The 2014 Kentucky Derby is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 3 at approximately 6:25 p.m. ET. This year will be the 140th Kentucky derby race.