The Kentucky Derby is being delayed for the first time in 75 years – moving from the primary Saturday of May until Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs – due to coronavirus worries, as per USA Today. The last time the Derby was not the primary Saturday in May was 1945 when the government put a restriction on horse racing in light of World War II.
A news conference to officially reported the delay will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, as indicated by WDRB in Louisville, Ky.
The Kentucky Derby joins various sporting events being canceled or deferred after the CDC declared new coronavirus rules Sunday asking individuals to maintain a strategic distance from gatherings from at least 50 individuals and President Trump forewarned against groups of at least 10 on Monday.
On Sunday, the NFL deferred the opening of training camps, the UFC delayed its next three cards and WWE changed the location of WrestleMania 36 on April 5. The MLB, NHL, NBA, and different leagues have all suspended their seasons.
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