By Newswriter — Every first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby horse racing has always been bustling with avid fans betting for their favorite team and horses. However, the 150,000 spectators’ annual event has been postponed recently due to the pandemic.
As Churchill Downs Inc. has announced the rescheduled date of the much-awaited event, fans all over the world got their blood racing with anticipation and excitement for the Kentucky Derby 2020. Not to mention, spectators are allowed at the venue to get a full experience of the tournament.
Are you wondering what you could look forward to about the upcoming horse racing? Might as well read the whole details down below to know!
Although the event allows a crowd, since we are still amid a pandemic, the management initiated selling tickets online. The Kentucky Derby tickets will be replaced with mobile or online generated tickets for the guests to gain entry to the venue.
Based on the square footage, there are 24,063 estimated general admission tickets honored for the Kentucky Derby. This shows that there is up to a 61 percent reduction of the general admission capacity than usual. On the other hand, the outdoor reserved seating is to be reduced by 57 percent, while the dining areas are trimmed up to 33 percent.
Lastly, the Clubhouse and Turf Club ” walk-around” tickets have been removed. Thus there will be no tickets for selling regarding the said area. These are the management’s preventive measures against the current pandemic and effort for the audience’s safety.
Kentucky Derby Fashion
Thought fashion would be postponed at this year’s Kentucky Derby? Well, you got that wrong. The show must go on, as the Kentucky Derby has a multitude of precautionary measures to follow during the event.
Thus, you do not need to worry about putting back your well-prepared clothes for the event. Instead, get ready and don your fancy hats, jaunty bow-ties, and the “it” accessory for this event— the mask. All guests entering the facility should wear protective masks that fully cover both nose and mouth.
Other than that, since September is still a summer month but in a transition to fall, take up some sunny and dusty colors as your gear up for the much-awaited horse race.
The Contenders Line up
Make sure that you lookout for the Kentucky Derby 2020 lineup as you bet for your favorites! You may want to watch out for Tiz the Law, as he has emerged, among others, on top of the leaderboard.
The colt Tiz the Law, created a stir when it comes to derby contention as he impressively took home the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park last year. Professionals and fans are earnestly watching the colt in horse racing as he starts to run at a steadier pace and is getting stronger as he continues.
Storm the Court remains on the list after taking home the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park last November. The win last year was its second victory for his four-race career. Unfortunately, Maxfield, who was dominant in his comeback was injured and was forced into retirement.
The Kentucky Derby Purse Prize
Presented by the Woodford Reserve, a top rank Grade 1 stake race, the horse racing event for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses has a race distance of one and one-quarter miles long. In the Kentucky Derby, the 20 horses will have a series of 35 races taking place at tracks across the country and globe.
Kentucky Derby 2020 has a $3 million purse prize along with a 14 karat gold trophy, and a symbolic 40 pounds rose garland at stake. With this, you would surely watch the competition warm September up as the competitors’ race for the top and glory.
The Churchill Downs Racing App
Since precautionary measures are to be followed, and social distancing is still implemented, Churchill Downs Inc. initiated their racing app for the fans to download. By downloading the Churchill Downs Racing App, you will be enhancing your day at the track.
The app consists of the features wherein you can view race entries and bet from your phone. You can also skip concession lines with their Express Pickup and get directions to the track; you can save your parking location and locate areas such as seats, restrooms, and concession stands. Lastly, you may buy, manage, and scan your mobile tickets through the application.
Prepare for this year’s Kentucky Derby as there is nothing stopping this exciting event. Thus, jot down notes and read up some articles regarding the odds and predictions. By doing so, you will be sure to place your bets on the right horse as the competition draws near.