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2012 Kentucky Derby: Preview And Schedule

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday, May 5 on NBC.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05:  A horse is bathed in preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: A horse is bathed in preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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In less than a week it'll be that one moment when anticipation and reality collide while the unmistakable sound of rushing hooves can be heard across the United States.

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will of course be taking place at the venerable Churchill Downs, probably the most prestigious and famous horse track in the world.

Contrary to some instances where there is one clear favorite in the field, we're given two horses that might only be separated by where the draw puts them at the start. It's so close that both horses currently have 9/2 odds on them.

Bodemeister and Union Rags have the most expectations coming into the Derby because many experts feel there is little difference between the two.

The odds for some of the other horses follow:

Gemologist is 8/1

Dullahan is 9/1

Alpha and Creative Curse both come in at 11/1

For all of the odds, click here.

The schedule for May 5th is below:

9:30 a.m. ET: Kentucky Derby Undercard on HRTV and NBC Sports Network

4:00 p.m. ET: Kentucky Derby Red Carpet Special on NBC

5:00 p.m. ET: 138th Kentucky Derby on NBC

For more on the Kentucky Derby, please be sure to check out And Down The Stretch They Come along with our StoryStream.