Kentucky Derby re-scheduled for Sat. of Labor Day Weekend

Kentucky Derby re-scheduled for Sat. of Labor Day Weekend
Kentucky Derby postponed. (Source: WFIE)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Kentucky Derby will run on Sat., Sept. 5., this year, pushed back four months over coronavirus fears.

The 146th Run For The Roses will take place on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, the first full weekend of the college football season.

Multiple sources confirmed the news to our sister station, WAVE 3 in Louisville, on Monday night.

It will be just the third time that the world’s most famous horse race will take place outside of the month of May. It was run once on April 29, 1901, and June 9, 1945. Since 1946, the Kentucky Derby has taken place every year on the first Saturday in May.

An announcement regarding the status of the race is set to take place at 8 Tuesday morning.

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