Sources: Kentucky Derby PPD; Sept. targeted

Horse Racing

For the first time since 1945, the Run for the Roses will not take place on the first Saturday in May.

Churchill Downs is expected to announce Tuesday morning that the 146th Kentucky Derby will be postponed, sources confirmed to ESPN.

It’s the latest iconic American sporting event to be halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Kentucky Derby was scheduled for May 2. Officials are now targeting Sept. 5 to run America’s most prestigious horse race, a source told ESPN.

The Louisville Courier-Journal first reported that the race will be postponed.

The 1945 Kentucky Derby was pushed to June due to World War II, the latest on the calendar the 1.5-mile race has ever run. The next 75 races took place on the first Saturday in May.

On Sunday, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised canceling events with 50 or more people for eight weeks into mid-May, and the White House on Monday advised Americans to avoid groups of more than 10 people.

The NBA, NHL and other major in-season sports have suspended play, and the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments were cancelled. The Masters also has been postponed.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Sark: Considered Alabama for ‘about 60 seconds’
Devers ‘frustrated’ after early exit due to knee
2024 NBA playoffs championship odds: Celtics, Nuggets favored to battle for title
Zhang holds on to overcome Yan via decision
Deignan ‘pushing through pain’ after injury

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *