Watching the 2017 Kentucky Derby Around St. Louis

Ryan
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The 143rd Kentucky Derby Takes Place This Saturday, May 6

The three-year old thoroughbreds will be on display this Saturday at Churchhill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.  Classic Empire at 4-1 Odds is the favorite to win the 143rd Kentucky Derby while Soneteer and Fast and Accurate are the longshots at 50-1.

Post time is set for 5:34 PM CST with NBC providing coverage starting at 11 AM on NBCSN and 1:30 PM on NBC.

Where are the best places around St. Louis to watch the 2017 Kentucky Derby on May 6?
Where are the best places around St. Louis to watch the 2017 Kentucky Derby on May 6?

Among the horses in the field on Saturday is Patch with 30-1 odds. Patch lost his left eye in June of last year after an ulcer developed in it.

Classic Empire, the favorite to win, will start in the 14th post position. Just two horses since 1900 have won the Kentucky Derby from that position. That statistic is courtesy of OddsShark, which also has the 2017 Kentucky Derby Pole Positions and Odds for each horse on Saturday.

Among the trainers is Steve Asmussen, who has three horses set to run on Saturday. Asmussen’s horses have won a record 7,600 races, but never the Kentucky Derby.

For the first time in more than 30 years, Tom Hammond will not be leading the coverage of the Derby for NBC. In his place will be Mike Tirico. Tirico was also recently named the successor to Bob Costas on NBC’s Olympic coverage earlier this year. He’ll step into that role for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Closer to home, Mike Tirico will host the University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Gala in September.

Looking for a place to watch the 2017 Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6 at 5:34 PM CST? Check out the list we’ve compiled of places around St. Louis having Derby events.

Where To Watch The 2017 Kentucky Derby Around St. Louis

Ballpark Village

The venue with the largest screen in the area is not having a formal Derby part this year. They will however surely be showing the festivities. The Cardinals are in Atlanta this weekend with Saturday’s game set to for a 6:10 PM start.

Gamlin Whiskey House

Kentucky Derby Day Party

360 St. Louis

Derby Day – 2017

Wheelhouse Downtown

Get Down & Derby with Celebrate Style & Wheelhouse

Molly’s In Soulard

Kentucky Derby Day Big Hat Party

Lucas Park

Kentucky Derby Party

Big Daddy’s on the Landing

Derby at Dad’s Weekend

Santuaria Wild Tapas

Derby Day Party 2017

The Royale

12th Annual Royale Kentucky Derby Party

Urban Chestnut

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Derby Day

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Ryan

Ryan is a weird dude. He doesn't cook, yet owns a plethora of kitchen gadgets. He rationalized buying a SodaStream while unemployed. He counts Step Up 2: The Streets as one of his favorite movies along with Footloose, Rent, Grease and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He loves Mizzou but only wants them in the SEC so he can tailgate in Nashville. He owns a ShakeWeight and AbLounger, but still loves him some John Donut and Billie's Fine Foods. You can get more of Ryan at iLoveSoulard.com or just check the stool on the far end of the bar at iTap in Soulard.

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4 thoughts on “Watching the 2017 Kentucky Derby Around St. Louis”

  1. Hi Ryan, I don’t know if you’re the one to post but could you direct me to the person who is.
    I’m Joan Long with Patty Long Catering & 9th St. Abbey in Soulard.
    We normally host private events but are having Mothers day brunch May 14th. 10-2. Can you let me know who to contact?
    Thanks!
    Joan

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