Kentucky Derby 2018: five storylines to keep an eye on. (Ulysses Muñoz / Baltimore Sun video)

The road to horse racing's Triple Crown begins Saturday in Louisville, Ky., with the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Here's what you need to know about the Run for the Roses, which will determine the favorites entering the Preakness on May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

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Time: Race day coverage begins at noon

Post time: 6:34 p.m.

Race time: 6:46 p.m.

TV: NBC (Chs. 11, 4)

Broadcasters: Larry Collmus (race caller), Bob Costas and Mike Tirico (hosts), and Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Eddie Olczyk and Britney Eurton (analysts)

Post position and odds (as of Thursday):

1. Firenze Fire (50-1)

2. Free Drop Billy (30-1)

3. Promises Fulfilled (30-1)

4. Flameaway (30-1)

5. Audible (8-1)

6. Good Magic (12-1)

7. Justify (3-1)

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8. Lone Sailor (50-1)

9. Hofburg (20-1)

10. My Boy Jack (30-1)

11. Bolt d'Oro (8-1)

12. Enticed (30-1)

13. Bravazo (50-1)

14. Mendelssohn (5-1)

15. Instilled Regard (50-1)

16. Magnum Moon (6-1)

17. Solomini (30-1)

18. Vino Rosso (12-1)

19. Noble Indy (30-1)

20. Combatant (50-1)

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