The 147th Kentucky Derby returns to a sense of normal kicking off the 2021 Triple Crown. GETTY IMAGES

Mint juleps and seersucker is back where it belongs in Kentucky and in the first weekend of May. This race wasn't run all that long ago when last year's Kentucky Derby was postponed until September 2020 because of the pandemic. Maybe an even weirder development of that race was that it was the second-leg of the Triple Crown. This year it is back to normal with the race at Churchill Downs serving as the jump off point of the grueling schedule of the three races for three-year-old horses.

What TV Channel is the 147th Kentucky Derby on?

The Kentucky Derby will be shown on NBC at 6:57 p.m. ET. Coverage starts at 2:30 p.m. ET. You can live stream racing on fuboTV.

How to Watch the Kentucky Derby Live

When: Saturday, May 1
Where: Churchill Downs - Louisville, KY
Time: 6:57 p.m. ET
TV: NBC
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch Kentucky Derby free with fuboTV)

Authentic won the race last year and the occasion marked renowned horse trainer Bob Baffert's sixth win at the Derby which is tied for most all time. His most famous horse is American Pharoah who won the Triple Crown in 2015 which was the first time any horse had done that since 1978. Not to be outdone, Baffert's horse Justify won it all again in 2018 becoming just the 12th and 13th horses respectively to accomplish the immaculate feat.

Apparently, Authentic wasn't even Baffert's best horse in his stable and was still able to win arguably the sport's biggest race last year. Baffert's horse in this race is Medina Spirit with 15/1 odds. He naturally played down his horse saying he belonged in the top-half of the 20 horse field but probably not in the top-five. All that to say, watch Medina Spirit easily win it all. The betting favorite is Essential Quality. He is undefeated in competition so far with notable wins Essential Quality's trainer is Brad Cox. If the grey colt wins, Cox will be the first Louisville native to win the Kentucky Derby.

2021 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

Essential Quality - 2/1

Rock Your World - 5/1

Known Agenda - 6/1

Hot Rod Charlie - 8/1

Highly Motivated - 10/1

Medina Spirit - 15/1

Mandaloun - 15/1

Midnight Bourbon - 20/1

Dynamic One - 20/1

O Besos - 20/1

King Fury - 20/1

Super Stock - 30/1

Bourbonic - 30/1

Soup and Sandwich - 30/1

Brooklyn Strong - 50/1

Like the King - 50/1

Sainthood - 50/1

Helium - 50/1

Hidden Stash - 50/1

Keepmeinmind - 50/1