Kentucky Derby Postponed Until September

Today, news of Kentucky Derby postponed until September 5th 2020. The Kentucky Derby is usually held on the first Saturday in May. However, this year, the race will not be held on its traditional day due to the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has affected sporting events all over the world.

On Tuesday, Churchill Downs announced that the 2020 Kentucky Derby has been postponed. Also, will be held on September 5 instead of May 2 as originally scheduled.

“Throughout the rapid development of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our first priority has been how to best protect the safety and health of our guests. Also team members and community.” Churchill Downs Inc. CEO Bill Carstanjen said in a statement. “As the situation evolved, we steadily made all necessary operational adjustments to provide the safest experience and environment. The most recent developments have led us to make some very difficult but, we believe, necessary decisions, and our hearts are with those who have been or continue to be affected by this pandemic.

News of Kentucky Derby Postponed Until September 5 2020

Kentucky Derby Postponed Until September

“Certainly things can change over time.” said Carstanjen, “but this was a very thoughtful. Carefully considered plan that we’re implementing. We feel really good about it, and we feel really confident about it.
“We also feel confident that we are going to run the Kentucky Derby, and we are going to run it with a crowd. The Kentucky Derby is a participatory event. Its energy and its magic really comes from everybody participating and being there to enjoy it.

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“So we’re going to make it happen. This race has happened 145 years in a row. It’s going to happen 146. We’ll roll with the punches. However, we feel very, very good that September’s the right date.” Time will tell.

The postponement of this year’s Kentucky Derby will be the first time the race hasn’t been held on the first Saturday in May since 1946. Strange times.

March 23, 2020 by : Posted in 2020 No Comments

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