Kentucky Derby 2020 will be held on Saturday, September 5. The 146th Kentucky Derby schedule has been postponed as an ongoing preventative measure for coronavirus outbreaks. Viewers who cannot come directly can watch from their homes through the TV or live streaming.
Kentucky Derby 2020 will be broadcast at 3 pm ET by the NBC channel. Viewers can also watch streaming on NBCSports.com or through the NBC Sports application. This is the third time in Kentucky Derby history that the race has not yet taken place in May. As you know, since 1945, the Derby is usually held on the first Saturday in May. The CEO of Churchill Downs Inc.
revealed that the reason for postponing the race is due to the coronavirus pandemic which hit various countries around the world. With the delay of the 146th Kentucky Derby, the organizers hope that at that time the coronavirus outbreak can be overcome. Also, the postponement of this schedule aims to provide time for guests to rearrange their travel schedules and accommodation so that they can still attend. Kentucky Oaks will take place on Friday, September 4, 2020, instead of May 1. The organizer decided to choose a weekend because at that time there were usually only a few sporting events. This causes more accommodations, such as hotels, to be available.
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You can buy the Kentucky Derby and Oaks 2020 general tickets online or on the day of implementation. If you want a cheaper price, then you can buy the entry ticket in advance through the online ticket sales site. Buy tickets through the official site to avoid fraud. Here are the prices for admission to Derby and Oaks:
- For purchases on March 1 – Aug. 23 at 11:59 PM ET, ticket price: $ 55
- For purchases on Aug. 24 – Day Before Event at 11:59 PM ET, ticket price: $ 60
- On Day of Event (Sept. 4th) Ticket price: $ 65
This general entry ticket has access to Oaks / Derby facilities and programs. And, visitors can also enter the field and watch races from the world’s largest 4K video board while carrying your chair or picnic mat. You also have access to enter the Paddock Area which is a historic place and watch horses get ready for the race.
General admission tickets are not valid in certain areas and audience seats. Also, there is no guarantee you can see the race directly. Every household can order a general entrance ticket with a maximum number of 12 tickets. Tickets that you have ordered will be sent via mobile delivery and USPS mail.