How to Watch the 2021 Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby
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Kentucky Derby

The 147th Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend, and Tori Kelly is set to sing the national anthem.

“I’m stoked because I’ve always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby,” Kelly told USA Today of the gig. “It’s such an iconic event and historic event. It’s all really exciting."

The first leg of the Triple Crown renowned for the often wild fashions sported by attendees will be taking over Louisville's Churchill Downs for the annual tradition. If you watch to watch the Kentucky Derby, you can do watch the Derby live on TV or stream it online.

Catch the event on Saturday (May 1) 5 p.m. ET on NBC. For online viewers, NBC is available to stream on SlingTV, Hulu with Live TV and FuboTV. All of the services offer a free trial that you can use to watch the Kentucky Derby free online.

Need a drink to pair with your watch party? Woodford Reserve is the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby and just released its 2021 commemorative Derby bottle.

Created by Louisville artist Richard Sullivan,  the bottle depicts a painting of the thoroughbreds as they thunder down the stretch. The limited-edition Kentucky Derby bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon retails for $60 and is available to order online at