What time does the 2017 Kentucky Derby start today and how can you watch the annual horse race live streaming online? Live coverage from Churchill Downs begins on Saturday afternoon. There several ways to watch the Run for the Roses on your computer, mobile device, or the old fashioned way — on your television.

Here's everything you need to know about the annual horse race including start time, live stream coverage, and a list of the beautiful Horses that will be racing to the finish line today.

Pre-race coverage and post time

NBC will offer live coverage from Louisville begins at 2:30 p.m.

ET. Post time for the Kentucky Derby is 6:34 p.m. ET. If you're not near a television, get the details on how to watch on your smartphone, tablet, or computer below.

Live stream the Kentucky Derby on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone

The Kentucky Derby will be broadcast live on your local NBC TV channel. If you're on the go or aren't near a TV, here's what you need to know about live stream coverage.

NBC Live Extra App: Download the app for free on your iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone or tablet. Although the app is free, you must verify that you have a subscription with a pay-TV provider including COX, ATT-UVerse, Comcast, Verizon FiOs, and several other popular cable services.

You may want to do this a few hours before the Kentucky Derby begins so it's all set up and ready to go for post time.

Listen on Sirius XM Radio: Although it's not the same as watching, if you are driving at post time, tune into Sirius XM 92 for live race coverage.

Twitter: If all else fails, head over to Twitter for race results, photos, and videos.

Follow @KentuckyDerby for the latest updates about today's race.

Horses racing in the 2017 Kentucky Derby

Who's your favorite pick to win today's race? AJC reports that Always Dreaming and Classic Empire are favorite to win this year's horse race. The purse stands at $2 million and the winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby gets $1.425 million.

Here's the list of horses racing today:

Classic Empire, Always Dreaming,Irish WarCry, Gunnevera, McCraken, Irap, Tapwrit, Gormley, Thunder Snow, Girvin, Practical Joke, Conquest Mo Money, J Boys Echo, Hence, Lookin At Lee,State of Honor, Cloud Computing, Patch, Battle of Midway, Sonneteer, Royal Mo, Untrapped, and Fast and Accurate.

Watch the Kentucky Derby starting with 2 p.m. ET pre-show coverage on NBC or the NBC Live App and get your mint julep ready — post time is 6:34 p.m. ET.