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2012 Kentucky Derby, Coverage Schedule For Derby Week

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Churchill Downs, but there's plenty of excitement throughout the week that builds the anticipation and sets the stage for the 2012 Kentucky Derby as well. On Wednesday afternoon, the post-position draw will be televised on NBC Sports Network, while the Kentucky Oaks will run on Friday and the Derby Undercards will race on Saturday morning. Here is a complete look at the schedule.

Date Time* TV Event
2-May 3:00pm NBCSN Kentucky Derby Classics
4:00pm NBCSN 2012 Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw
3-May 3:00pm NBCSN Kentucky Derby Classics
4:00pm NBCSN Kentucky Derby Access
4-May 8:30am HRTV Kentucky Oaks Day Coverage
3:00pm NBCSN Kentucky Derby Classics
4:00pm NBCSN 2012 Kentucky Oaks
5-May 8:30am HRTV Kentucky Derby Undercard
10:00am NBCSN Kentucky Derby Undercard
3:00pm NBC Access at the Kentucky Derby/Red Carpet Special
4:00pm NBC 2012 Kentucky Derby
All times Central

perhaps more importantly, there is terrific related coverage on each event available at SB Hation's horse racing blog, And Down The Stretch They Come. Derby Week is celebrated and analyzed with in-depth coverage on every major event that takes place throughout the week, so be sure to check that out as well as you prepare yourself for the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Here is the related schedule of coverage from And Down The Stretch They Come for Derby Week:

Day Event
Monday, April 30th 2012 Kentucky Derby Bourbon Thread
Tuesday, May 1st Kentucky Oaks Entries, Post Positions and Morning Line Odds
Wednesday, May 2nd Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw Live Blog
Kentucky Derby Entries, Post Positions and Morning Line Odds
Thursday, May 3rd Kentucky Oaks Day Preview
Friday, May 4th Kentucky Oaks Day Open Thread
Kentucky Derby Day Preview
2000 Guineas Preview
Saturday, May 5th Kentucky Derby Day Open Thread
Sunday, May 6th Kentucky Derby Review

For more on the 2012 Kentucky Derby, keep it locked to this StoryStream and And Down The Stretch They Come.