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Kentucky Derby 2012: Start Time, TV Coverage, Post Positions And More

The 2012 Kentucky Derby is finally here, the 138th time the historic race has been run. The two favorites on Saturday afternoon from beautiful Louisville? Bodemeister (4/1 odds) and Union Rags (9/2). Here is the TV schedule, a look at the post positions and more for Saturday.

Start Time: The race is set for 6:24 p.m. ET, although there will be plenty of pre-race coverage televised all day. That's 3:24 on the west coast.

TV Schedule: NBC will televise the race live, complete with both pre- and post-race reaction. NBC Sports Network will also recap the race once it is complete.

Post Positions:

1. Daddy Long Legs
2. Optimizer
3. Take Charge Indy
4. Union Rags
5. Dullahan
6. Bodemeister
7. Rousing Sermon
8. Creative Cause
9. Trinniberg
10. Daddy Knows Best
11. Alpha
12. Perspective
13. Went The Day Well
14. Hansen
15. Gemologist
16. El Padrino
17. Done Talking
18. Sabercat
19. I'll Have Another
20. Liaison

Weather Forecast: The forecast for Friday night and Saturday is not great, although conditions should be pretty nice by the time the gates open. Showers and thunderstorms are expected through the evening and into the early morning hours, but the sun should be out in plenty of time to dry the track in time for the race.

For continued coverage of the Kentucky Derby throughout the day, be sure to follow the SB Nation Arizona StoryStream.

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