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Kentucky Derby trophy unveiled

Posted at 2:42 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 14:42:50-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A spring tradition took place in Louisville, but with a little different excitement. This year's Kentucky Derby trophy was unveiled Wednesday morning.

A new trophy is made each year, and they usually show it off a couple weeks before the big race. But, things are different this year due to COVID-19.

However, when the race was rescheduled for September 5, the original May 2 date was already engraved on the golden cup. In fact, the trophy was engraved last August for this year's race.

Since there's plenty of time before the running for the roses, the engravers will fix the date in the next few weeks.

The trophy will be kept in a fireproof vault at the Kentucky Derby Museum until September.