If it didn’t already feel like everything was cautiously getting back to normal, the latest announcement from Churchill Downs is a sure sign that life in Louisville is on the upswing. After being delayed due to Covid-19, the world’s most beloved horse race is back on the calendar.
This September 5th, the Kentucky Derby will once again put the fastest three-year-old Thoroughbreds head to head as they compete in what is typically the first leg of the Triple Crown. But this year, for the first time in the history of the Kentucky Derby, it will be the second race in the series.
The Kentucky Derby favorite, Tiz the Law, already took first at Belmont Stakes, which was held on June 20th. With the favorite heading into the race with one win already under his belt, it’ll be even more exciting to see if his Triple Crown dreams live on.
Adding to the excitement, the Kentucky Oaks will be held on September 4th, the Friday before the Kentucky Derby. This is the premier race for three-year-old fillies, and it is the second highest attended horse race in the United States, after the three Triple Crown races.
Enjoy the 2020 Kentucky Derby from the comfort of your couch
While the Kentucky Derby is recognized as the most exciting two minutes in sports, this year’s excitement will be mixed with a healthy dose of safety.
Churchill Downs has determined the safest way of viewing the Derby will be from your couch. Whether you will be watching from your indoor couch or outdoor lawn chair, the race will sure to have fans excited for another year of the greatest two minutes in racing!
Click here to read the release and to learn more about the upcoming race.