Scratched: Kentucky Derby Now Set for September Due to Virus

The Kentucky Derby was postponed until September, the latest rite of spring in sports to be struck by the new coronavirus along with the Masters, March Madness and baseball season.

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The Kentucky Derby was postponed until September, the latest rite of spring in sports to be struck by the new coronavirus along with the Masters, March Madness and baseball season. The Derby, America’s longest continuously held sports event, had been scheduled for May 2. It will now be run on Sept. 5, kicking off Labor Day weekend. “We’ll roll with the punches, and feel very, very good that September is the right date,” Bill Carstanjen, CEO of…

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