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Kentucky Derby prepares to run without spectators

Updated: Sept. 5, 2020 at 4:02 PM The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled to run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on September 5, 2020. The event, traditionally held in May, was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and will run without spectators as a safety precaution. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the…

Updated: Sept. 5, 2020 at 4:02 PM

The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled to run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on September 5, 2020. The event, traditionally held in May, was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and will run without spectators as a safety precaution. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law is favored to win. Here’s a look at the preparations and some of the scenes from the track.

The windows in the famed Churchill Downs twin spires are draped with pink curtains for breast cancer awareness during the running of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, the day before the Kentucky Derby. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI


The grandstands are empty at Churchill Downs as fans will not be allowed to attend the races. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI


Wagering windows are empty, with no fans in attendance. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI


Kentucky Derby favorite Tiz the Law (L) is led around on a muddy track during early morning workouts as he prepares for the race at Churchill Downs on Thursday. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI


Finnick the Fierce will race with jockey Martin Garcia with 50-1 morning-line odds. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI


Weather is expected to be sunny and warm on Saturday for the race. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI


South Bend will race with jockey Tyler Gaffalione with 50-1 morning-line odds Photo by John Sommers II/UPI


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