How to watch the 2020 Kentucky Derby
The 2020 Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, September 5 due to ongoing precautions for the coronavirus outbreak. Churchill Downs was originally going to hold the 146th Run on Saturday.
It is still scheduled to air at 3 pm ET on NBC and will available to stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
This is the first time since 1945 that the Derby hasn’t been run on the first Saturday in May and the third time in history that the race hasn’t been run in the month of May.
“We believe that moving our iconic event to Labor Day Weekend this year will enable our country to have time to contain the spread of coronavirus,” Churchill Downs Inc. CEO Bill Carstanjen said. “This will also provide our guests more time to reschedule their travel and hotel arrangements so they can attend.”
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