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There will be fans at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby 146

It’s happening.

On the first Saturday in September fans will be in the stands when the best three-year-old thoroughbreds in the world race in the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. Governor Andy Beshear also approved Churchill Downs’ plans to host fans for the Kentucky Oaks, held the day prior on Sept. 4.

Of course, the number of spectators will be limited, although official capacity for the events has not yet been announced. More information on ticketing and seating will be released in the coming days. General admission tickets will still be offered, but limited exclusively to the infield. Access to areas of the facility will be limited and fans will be “consistently and frequently encouraged” to wear masks at all times unless seated in their reserved seats. Hand washing stations will be added and social distancing will also be encouraged.

You can find more details in Churchill Downs’ official announcement.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

6 Comments for There will be fans at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby 146



  1. Bluebloodtoo
    9:22 am June 25, 2020 Permalink

    Yeah, social distancing on the infield. Sure. That’s definitely gonna happen.



  2. DOCUK18
    11:26 am June 25, 2020 Permalink

    What a freaking joke



  3. Lip Man 1
    12:35 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    And as soon as they get drunk, all the protocols go right down the toilet. Not real smart Gov.



  4. JEUofK
    1:16 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    Good. Much more unhealthy to stay sheltered for too long. Stay outside, get some sun, swap some spit, and let’s get as many people infected as soon as possible. We need a college football season!



  5. Heavy C
    6:38 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    The CDC just announced that its likely that as many as 10 times more have had the virus than are known, which DESTROYS the Mortality and Hospitalization Rate for this infection. Also, multiple medical professionals from around the world say that although the virus is still active and spreading, it is mutating and losing its severity, as the extent of necessary treatment has dramatically declined even with vulnerable patients. Time to get back to living.



  6. jaws2
    11:44 pm June 25, 2020 Permalink

    Boy I’m shocked, SHOCKED I tell you that there are more cases. Anyone with 1/2 a brain could tell you that if we’re testing at a level never done that there would be more cases; DUH!
    Don’t feed me the ‘narrative’, tell me the existing death rate or hospitalization rate is off the charts, and then you may have something worth listening to. It’s pretty obvious the supposedly ‘main stream’ media is going to ride this pony until election day in order to bring the President down. Unless of course, they can find something else to make up. Which of course they will.