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the organizers of The Kentucky Derby reported this Thursday that this year’s edition will be held September 5 and rely on that there is attendance of spectators , although with restrictions by the pandemic of the coronavirus.
The first race of the Triple Crown in the calendar of the turf, which would have to have played the past 2 of may, and that attracts more than 100,000 spectators, will have to settle this time with a much smaller number of fans at the racetrack.
the first time since 1945, the Kentucky Derby, he will fulfill his editing 146, had to be postponed . Churchill Downs, where they played, had to hold its spring session without an audience.
After consulting with the governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, and local health officials, Churchill Downs will reduce the capacity of general admission, reserved seating, outdoor meals and premium suites.
We advise you to the fans so constant and frequent that use face masks at all times unless you are seated, to practice social distancing when possible and wash or disinfect your hands frequently.
The president of Churchill Downs, Kevin Flanery, said: “Our team is deeply committed to the best in Kentucky Derby history, and we will take each of the necessary measures to protect the health and the safety of all who attend and participate in the event.”
The access to the track will be limited , with the stables restricted to essential personnel, and will also remove the festivities in the stable area of the training day and race days.
last Saturday, the horse of three years Tiz the Law, mounted by the rider puerto rican Manny Franco, 25 years old, fulfilled predictions, and won the ‘Belmont Stakes’, which made history by being the first test of the Triple Crown, when it is usually the third last and after that played the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, which this year is scheduled for October 3 at Baltimore (Maryland).