2020 Kentucky Derby week: Everything you need to know

Kentucky derby 2020

The 2020 Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race commonly known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” and also “The Run for the Roses,” thoroughbred racing will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is a tradition for the race to take place on the first Saturday in the month of May. Due to coronavirus pandemic in the US, the 2020 Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled to September 5.

Will Ky Derby have spectators?

Churchill Downs announced on Thursday, the derby will be allowed in front of a limited number of less than 14% of spectators during Kentucky Derby week Sept. 1-5.

The first leg of the American Triple Crown has been rescheduled on the first Saturday in May 2 to Sept. 5. The American Triple Crown has always started with the Kentucky Derby since 1969. Following the Kentucky Derby comes the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Woodford Reserve is sponsoring the race. So the official event will be called 2020 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. The horses that will be apart of this race were qualified through points in the 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby.

When is Kentucky Derby 2020?

The 146th renewal Kentucky Derby 2020 takes place on Saturday, September 5 at Churchill Downs, Kentucky.

2020 Kentucky Derby Post time?

Kentucky Derby 2020 post time at 6:30 p.m. ET.

What TV channel will be airing?

NBC Sports will be televising the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

Due to COVID-19, the normal procedures that include meetings and traditional timeframes in which these races are held have varied greatly. Prep races have traditionally been begun about three to six weeks before the Kentucky Derby. Several meetings at the races were forced to shut down back in March. Even some major preps were completely canceled. Changing the date of the Kentucky Derby is a decision that has not been made since 1945 when the race was affected by World War II.

Because of the pandemic, the spring meet for Belmont and Churchill Downs did not have any spectators attend. Churchill Downs is allowing spectators to attend Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Oaks race will happen on September 4 with the Kentucky Derby race following the day after. Possible entrants for the 2020 Kentucky Derby are Tiz the Law, who won the Belmont, and Dr. Post, who came in second at the Belmont. Third place winner at the Belmont, Max Player, is also a possible entrant. Other possible entrants include Honor A.P., Authentic, and King Guillermo.

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