LOUISVILLE, KY – The weather is perfect for attendees at today's 140th Kentucky Derby. They don't have to worry about the flowers on their fancy hats getting watered, and the horses won't have to run in muddy slop at Churchill Downs.
Unlike last year's rainy Derby, horse-racing fans are enjoying mostly sunny skies today with a forecast high of 73 degrees and only a 10 percent chance of rain.
The Derby will be the 11th race on today's 13-race program. Post time for the Derby is 6:32 p.m. ET.
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The race is being broadcast on NBC Channel 2. Coverage began at about 4 p.m.
California Chrome is the 3-1 favorite.
Some media picks of the winner:
Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, California Chrome
Jerry Bossert, New York Daily News, Wicked Strong
Jennie Rees, Louisville Courier-Journal, Intense Holiday
Tim Sullivan, Louisville Courier-Journal, Danza
Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, Tapiture
Frank Angst, The Blood-Horse, Wicked Strong
Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Intense Holiday
Gary Mihoces, USA Today Sports, Danza
Ed McNamara, Newsday, Intense Holiday
Kay Adams and NBC horse racing analyst Bob Neumeier preview what to watch for at Churchill Downs today.