Even though I’m glad 130,000 people won’t be standing shoulder-to-shoulder at Churchill this year while a silent-but-deadly virus runs loose, many of us still consider the First Saturday in May a beloved holiday tradition
This year, Churchill and NBC are planning special coverage for Kentucky Derby Day, considering postponed Big Race itself has been postponed to early fall.
Live racing will be represented by the Arkansas Derby, postponed from early spring and still considered a Derby prep race this year. .
Yet we have old genetic memories of celebrating the arrival of spring, after all.
Churchill and NBC are calling the Saturday afternoon coverage the “Kentucky Derby Party at Home.” There will be a mix of social media video and regular TV coverage.
Instead of the Derby day race undercard, which I will miss, there’ll be social media coverage including how to make various child-friendly Derby-related objects, like a fascinator. The Party at Home page linked above shows which channels and times.
I know. Most readers of this blog are like me. If there’s no horse, then, “What else ya got?”
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