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The 2020 Kentucky Derby Has Been Postponed Due To Coronavirus

a photo of the finish of the 2019 kentucky derby

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 04: Country House #20, ridden by jockey Flavien Prat, races to the finish to win the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 04, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Country House #20 was declared the winner after a stewards review disqualified Maximum Security #7. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The 2020 Kentucky Derby is the latest major sporting event to be affected by coronavirus. The May staple is being postponed to the fall.

According to WDRB News, "The Run for the Roses," which was scheduled for May 2, will instead be held Saturday, Sept 5. That's the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend if you're marking your calendar.

This will be the first time since 1945 that the Derby will not take place in May. Back then, it was postponed until June.

On Sunday night, the CDC recommended the cancellation or postponement of "large events and mass gatherings" of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. That timeline runs until May 10, meaning the Kentucky Derby would be unable to run as scheduled.

A formal announcement confirming the WDRB report is expected tomorrow morning. Churchill Downs Incorporated will conduct a press conference at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

Besides the postponement of the Kentucky Derby, we've seen the cancellation of March Madness for men's and women's college basketball, as well as the suspension of every major American professional sports league due to the coronavirus outbreak.