Kentucky Derby 2021: Everything you need to know about the 147th Run for the Roses

 

Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal

via USA Today - Apr 26, 2021

 

There's a lot to know about what Churchill Downs calls "America's Greatest Race" and the fastest two minutes in sports.

 

With the coronavirus pandemic persisting, the 147th Run for the Roses won't look the same as it has in years past, but it will be closer to normal than the 2020 race run in September.

 

For now, we'll start with the basics. Here's everything you want to know about the 2021 Kentucky Derby.

 

When is the Kentucky Derby? ...

 

What time is the Kentucky Derby?

 

NBC will televise coverage of the Kentucky Derby and undercard racing on May 1 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. The Kentucky Oaks will be televised on April 30 on NBCSN from 3-6 p.m. Find your local NBC channel at nbcsports.com/tv-listings.

 

What will Kentucky Derby attendance look like in 2021? ...

 

How do I get tickets to Kentucky Derby? ...

 

What COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at Churchill Downs? ...

 

Will it rain on Kentucky Derby?

 

The average high for May 1 is 73 degrees and a low of 53, with rainfall 0.71 inches. The 2018 Derby was the wettest ever recorded, and rain drenched the track again in 2019.

 

The longest stretch of completely dry Kentucky Derby days is 12, from 1875 when it first ran through 1886. The coldest temperature ever on Kentucky Derby day was 36 degrees in 1940 and 1957.

 

Who can run in the Kentucky Derby? ...

 

How big is the purse of the Kentucky Derby? ...

 

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