The Kentucky Derby returns to its regular race day, but fewer fans will attend because of Covid-19
May 1, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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One of America's most famous sporting events takes place Saturday in front of a reduced crowd, a sign that the country is returning to normal but the pandemic remains dangerous,
The 147th running of the Kentucky Derby returns to its position as the first leg of thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown at Churchill Downs, where many attendees might be wearing their traditional fancy hats but they'll also be asked to put on a mask.
So when will the race be run?
Last year the race was run September 5.
NBC will televise the race program, beginning on NBCSN at 12:30 p. m. ET.
In case you missed it, last year the race was won by Authentic, trained by Bob Baffert.
Essential Quality garnered the most points and has won all five races in his career.
Two of the horses in the field have alcoholic content in their names -- Bourbonic (37-1) and Midnight Bourbon (18-1), fitting for a race sponsored by a bourbon maker.