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Kentucky Derby reverses course, will run without fans

Posted at 4:50 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 19:50:24-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby will run without fans next month at Churchill Downs. The historic track cited rises in COVID-19 cases in the Louisville area. It will mark the second Triple Crown race this year without fans, following the Belmont Stakes in June. This year’s Derby and Kentucky Oaks for fillies were postponed from May to September out of coronavirus concerns. Churchill Downs recently announced an attendance limit of 23,000 for the 146th Derby as part of its health and safety plan for horse racing’s marquee event.