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Fans forbidden from 2020 Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland will host 2022 World Championships

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

Breeders’ Cup officials gave horse racing fans in Central Kentucky some good news and some bad news Saturday evening.

The bad news was expected. This year’s Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland will be held without fans in attendance on the first weekend in November.

“We have made the difficult decision to conduct the 2020 World Championships without fans in attendance. I can assure you that this decision was not made lightly and that I am just as disappointed about these unfortunate circumstances as anyone,” Breeders’ Cup president Drew Fleming said in a statement.. “Considering the international nature of the event, we simply cannot jeopardize the health and safety of our fans and the local Lexington community.”

The good news is that racing fans will not have to wait long to see horse racing’s World Championships at Keeneland. The richest day in racing will return to Keeneland Racecourse in 2022.

“The local community and loyal fans like you deserve the opportunity to experience the event at its full potential and we are delighted to be coming back to Lexington in just two short years,” said Fleming.

It’s a shame fans won’t be in the stands this fall, but two Keeneland Breeders’ Cups in three years isn’t a bad consolation prize. No matter what happens, it’s not going to be able to top what happened in 2015. “A horse of a lifetime!”

 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Fans forbidden from 2020 Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland will host 2022 World Championships



  1. UKrailbird
    7:38 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    Thanks Andy…aka Little Hitler!



  2. Bluebird
    9:08 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    Fun fact: Hitler killed 6 million people in his concentration camps and started a war that killed a further 80 million!



    • shepdog3720
      11:21 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

      Anyone who compares any politician to Hitler, regardless of party, should probably be forced to retake history class. It’s f’ing STUPID!



  3. Tej
    9:15 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    According to the H-L, the decision was made by Keeneland, government, the Governor, public health officers, and independent medical experts. So, why is it a bad decision? Who do you think should make the call?



  4. BowdenQB4ever
    10:10 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    We’ve got elections in 2022 as well, probably shouldn’t count on going then either.



  5. Section233
    4:59 am September 13, 2020 Permalink

    Well if it wasn’t for his daddy he wouldn’t even be in office. Just another round of so called experts feeding him BS. Did you all see Canada had zero deaths – zero. They’re doing something right and I’m sure it wasn’t the same advice we’ve all received over the last six months.



  6. Tej
    10:25 am September 13, 2020 Permalink

    Actually, Canada followed a stringent lockdown; and, they avoided partisan politics for the most part. So, they did listen to experts’ bs.