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.