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

The running of the 2012 Kentucky Derby is just hours away. The field, led by favorites Bodemeister (7/1 odds) and Union Rags (5/1) promises to provide a thrilling race this afternoon. Here is a complete schedule for the day, including the post positions, TV coverage and more.

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 has the live telecast and will also provide pre-race analysis 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: It'll be a rainy Friday night and showers could continue through the morning hours, but the rain should subside in plenty of time for the track to dry out.

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

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