There should be a lot of sports activity this end of the week, between NBA end of the season games, MLB standard season, and, obviously, the Kentucky Derby. Be that as it may, lamentably, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, every single pro game has been brought to a halt.
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Here’s all that you have to think about the rescheduled Kentucky Derby. Watch The Kentucky Derby, initially booked for May 2, has been deferred until Saturday, Sept. 5.No, ponies can’t get the coronavirus, yet the individuals who go to the race in huge numbers each year can. That is the reason Churchill Downs Incorporated selected to defer the race to a later date.
It is generally the main leg of the Triple Crown, which additionally incorporates the Belmont Stakes and Preakness. The two races have additionally been delayed with dates still to be resolved.
In hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic will have slowed enough by allowing guests to safely attend the race, Churchill Downs Incorporated decided to postpone the race, which normally takes place the first Saturday in May, to the first Saturday in September.
“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, team members, and community,” Churchill Downs Incorporated 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.
“Our team is united in our commitment to holding the very best Kentucky Derby ever and certainly the most unique in any of our lifetimes. While we are always respectful of the time-honored traditions of the Kentucky Derby, our Company’s true legacy is one of resilience, the embracing of change and unshakeable resolve.”