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Churchill Downs says they are open to postponement of Kentucky Derby

Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 16:40:08-04

(WAVE 3) — The Kentucky Derby has always been run on the first Saturday in May. This year may be the exception.

As sporting events around the nation cancel, Churchill Downs announced that they may decide to postpone the race in response to concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

“Preparations to host Kentucky Derby 146 on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs are still moving forward. With the event still seven weeks away, a decision will be made closer to that date, with respect to postponing the event until later in the year, using the most recent information while working with and seeking
guidance from public health experts and authorities.”