CLOSE The Courier Journal’s Dominique Yates talks about the Kentucky Derby being moved to the first Saturday in September. Louisville Courier JournalMaking it through the first Saturday in May without a Kentucky Derby will be tough for a lot of people in the Bluegrass State. Churchill Downs has a plan, though.The home of the Run for the Roses is planning to host a day-long at-home virtual Kentucky Derby party that’ll feature a virtual race between each Triple Crown winner to raise $2 million for COVID-19 emergency relief funds.Even though the 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve has been postponed until Sept. 5 due to public health concerns over the growing coronavirus pandemic, Churchill Downs wants fans to honor the annual tradition while staying “Healthy at Home,” according to a news release from Churchill Downs.A special broadcast will air on NBC on May 2 from 3-6 p.m. featuring the 2015 Kentucky Derby that kicked off American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown run. In addition, the NBC broadcast will highlight Churchill Downs’ first-ever virtual horse race — The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown, a computer-simulated version of a race under the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs.The virtual race, created by Inspired Entertainment, will feature the 13


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