FAIRFIELD/WESTCHESTER COUNTIES -- Put on your fanciest hat, pour a mint julep and get ready for the run for the roses: Orb has been established as the favorite for Saturday’s 139th annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
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Television coverage begins at 11 a.m. Saturday on the NBC Sports Network and moves at 4 p.m. to NBC. Post time is 6:24 p.m. A post-race show will air at 7 p.m. on NBCSN.
Joel Rosario will be the jockey for Orb, which is trained by Shug McGaughey. Orb drew the 16th post position. Verrazano, which drew post position 14, is another favorite. Verrrazano won the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 6 and is trained by Todd Pletcher. John Velazquez is the jockey.
Normandy Invasion, Goldencents, Revolutionary, Itsmyluckyday, Overanalyze, Mylute, Java’s War and Vyjack are some of the other top contenders, according to morning line.
The complete list of entries is available on the Kentucky Derby website .