Kentucky Derby 2020 Live Date, Time, TV Schedule, Post Positions how to watch, live stream, TV channel, date The second leg of the American Triple Crown is finally upon us.
The Kentucky Derby main race is on Saturday, 2nd May 2020 from Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. It starts at 2:30 and ends at 7:30 p.m.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple Crown schedule was altered. As a result, the Belmont Stakes, which is normally the third leg of the Triple Crown, actually led off the Triple Crown in June. Tiz the Law ended up winning the Belmont Stakes, which was run at 1 1/8 miles rather than the usual 1.5 miles.
How to watch the 2020 Kentucky Derby
Date: Saturday, Sept. 5
Post time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Churchill Downs (Louisville, Kentucky)
TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Kentucky Derby 2020 Live
Now, the iconic Kentucky Derby, which was slated to be run as the first leg of the Triple Crown on May 2, will take place on Saturday and serve as the second leg of the Triple Crown.
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In an already unconventional year for horse racing, one of the sport’s longest-running and well known events will take place four months later than originally planned.
The 2020 Kentucky Derby, which was moved from the first Saturday in May to the first Saturday in September (Sept. 5, 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC) will be the race’s 146th edition—and possibly its most unique, since Churchill Downs will be fanless and jockeys will follow strict COVID-19 precautions, among other things.
The 146th Kentucky Derby will air on Saturday, Sept. 5 starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC as well as NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Post time is set for approximately 7:01 p.m. ET. Click here to stream the 2020 Kentucky Derby live starting at 2:30p ET.
The Kentucky Derby is traditionally the first leg of the American Triple Crown of horse racing. It is historically run on the first Saturday in May, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Kentucky Derby was postponed from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, Sept. 5.
First run in 1875, this 1 1/4 mile—or 10 furlongs—race runs on the dirt track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, where it has been held since its inaugural running in 1875.
Only 3-year-old Thoroughbreds can qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Eligible horses compete in the Race to the Kentucky Derby, a series of 35 races around the world. Horses win points for finishing in the top four spots, and the 20 horses with the most points at the end of the series gain entry into the Derby.