For the First Time in 75 Years: Kentucky Derby will Not be in May
To some, the Kentucky Derby is just a 2 minute horse race, but to others it's a two-week celebration. This celebration is the source of $400 million + revenue for the state of Kentucky. For the first time since World War II, the derby will not be held on the first Saturday of May.
Churchill Downs Incorporated made the official announcement this morning, that the The 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve will now be on Saturday, September 4, 2020.
“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. 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.
If you already had tickets, they will be honored for the new date. Additional answers to your questions can be found HERE.