Horse trainer Bob Baffert talks about Kentucky Derby

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Posted at 7:25 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 07:25:08-04

(LEX 18) — Legendary horse trainer Bob Baffert is sharing his thoughts on what he expects from this year's delayed Kentucky Derby.

The iconic run for the roses was scheduled for Saturday, May 2, but the coronavirus pandemic has pushed it back to Labor Day weekend in September.

Baffert explains that holding the Derby in the fall can create some issues for people within the horse racing industry, especially for those who own multiple race horses.

"I really think that the Derby being later in September it might be a tougher derby than it might have been in May," says Baffert, "I mean I was looking really good coming into May, I had my three horses that were doing really well. But now I have some other ones that might be coming around. So I still have some nice horses. But it's a long ways off and we have to keep them healthy and that's the toughest part."

The 2020 Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, September 5.