The 2012 Kentucky Derby isn't until Saturday—May 5—but Derby Week is already in gear, from the Post Position Draw Wednesday night to NBC and NBC Sports's continued coverage of Derby events on Thursday and Friday. Here's a complete list of Derby events, brought to you by SB Nation proper's Kentucky Derby stream, which is awash with information on events, contenders, odds, mint juleps, and everything else you associate with sports's hoity-toitiest event.
|May 3||3:00pm||NBC Sports||Kentucky Derby Classics|
|4:00pm||NBC Sports||Kentucky Derby Access|
|May 4||8:30am||Horse Racing TV||Kentucky Derby Coverage|
|3:00pm||NBC Sports||Kentucky Derby Classics|
|4:00pm||NBC Sports||2012 Kentucky Oaks|
|May 5||8:30am||Horse Racing TV||Kentucky Derby Undercard|
|10:00am||NBC Sports||Kentucky Derby Undercard|
|3:00pm||NBC||Kentucky Derby Red Carpet Special|
|4:00pm||NBC||2012 Kentucky Derby|
For more information, make sure to check out SB Nation's Kentucky Derby preview, which will be updated multiple times per day all the way up to Derby day itself. And to feel more comfortable around your horse-racing expert friends, consider adopting a southern accent, or wearing pince-nez. It's always helped for me.