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The 150th Run for the Roses of the Kentucky Derby is finally here!

Here’s your guide to all things Kentucky Derby, including getting to know your horses, the jockeys, the post position, the track conditions, the odds, the predictions and more.

LIVE UPDATES: Crowd gathers before race time for Kentucky Derby 2024

Here’s what you need to know:

The Kentucky Derby fields 20 horses for the race each year.

Here’s a look at the field for the 2024 Kentucky Derby:

Kentucky Derby track conditions: What you need to know, from sloppy to heavy on dirt, turf

Here’s a look at the current 2024 Kentucky Derby odds, according to cbssports.com:

PRG# HORSE CHANCES
1 Dornoch 21-1
2 Sierra Leone 5-1
3 Mystical Dan 16-1
4 Catching freedom 8-1
5 Catalytic 32-1
6 Plain steel 22-1
7 Honor Marie 13-1
8 Just a touch 10-1
9 Encino DELETED
10 TO password (JPN) 47-1
11 Forever Young (JPN) 6-1
12 Follow the phantom 41-1
13 West Saratoga 23-1
14 Endless 47-1
15 Domestic product 28-1
16 Great Mo the First 45-1
17 Ferocity 7-2
18 Stronghold 35-1
19 Resistance 29-1
20 Society man 46-1
21 Epic ride 44-1
*2024 Kentucky Derby odds available at cbssports.com as of 5/4/24.

Kentucky Derby bettors appear to have Sierra Leone and Fierceness, making the Kentucky Derby a two-horse race, according to reporter Jason Frakes, but he as four contenders who can take out the favorites on May 4. Why he thinks Just A Touch, Forever Young, Catching Freedom and Honor Marie are horses to watch.

How to watch Kentucky Derby 2024: Start time, channel, TV program, horses, odds

Reporter Brooks Holton analyzes each horse’s jockey and provides background information for each racer. Visit courier-journal.com to get to know each horse’s jockey.

Discover the latest track conditions from Churchill Downs and learn what each track condition term means by visiting courier-journal.com.

Here’s a look at this year’s expert picks to win the 2024 Kentucky Derby. Do they choose Sierra Leone, Fierceness or Just a Touch? Perhaps another horse has caught the attention of experts.

Plus, visit courier-journal.com to see who the staff picks to win the race.

Reporter Jason Frakes explains why each horse can and cannot win the Kentucky Derby. Don’t mention it.

Downloadable Kentucky Derby 2024 Betting Guide for Churchill Downs

Visit courier-journal.com for the downloadable Kentucky Derby betting guide.

Here’s a short video showing what you need to know to place a bet on the Kentucky Derby:

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Let’s Talk Derby: How to Place a Bet on the Kentucky Derby

It’s time for another ‘Let’s Talk Derby with Kathryn and Kirby’ video. Kevin Kerstein from Churchill Downs teaches you how to place a bet on the track

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When is the 2024 Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 4, 2024.

The official Kentucky Derby post time is Saturday, May 4 at 6:57 PM ET. The 150th Run for the Roses is race No. 12 on the 14-race list.

Chris Sims is a digital content producer at Midwest Connect Gannett. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.