Where to Watch & Listen to Today’s Arkansas Derby

Oaklawn 2019 - The Inside TrackThe 85thArkansas Derby will give leading Kentucky Derby contender Concert Tour one final tune-up before the run for the roses, with five horses challenging him for supremacy in front of a COVID-19 limited crowd that will still enjoy an action-packed day that includes other important stakes races as part of Oaklawn’s Racing Festival of the South.

The Arkansas Derby distributes Kentucky Derby points to the top four finishers on a 100-40-20-10 basis. There will also be one final Derby points race held at Keeneland on Saturday, the Stonestreet Lexington Stakes. That race offers points on a 20-8-4-2 basis to the top four finishers.

The Arkansas Derby will be televised by NBC Sports as part of their “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series during a one-hour program airing on NBCSN and beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The broadcast will feature NBC Sports’ award-winning horse racing team including analysts Randy Moss and retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey

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