‘The First Saturday In May: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown’ Information
The 2020 Run for the Roses has been moved from its traditional first Saturday in May race to Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, but you can still catch a virtual version of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2.
NBC Sports is hosting a virtual race, similar what NASCAR and IndyCar are doing now, in an effort to draw viewers who in search of fresh sports programming. Below are the details; the “insane” Kentucky Derby Infield party not included.
The virtual Kentucky Derby race will be included in NBC’s broadcast of “The First Saturday In May: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown,” that airs Saturday (May 2) from 3-6 p.m. ET. The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown will air in its entirety during the broadcast at approximately 5:45 p.m. ET.
The complete field from the rail out with Triple Crown-winning year, jockey, trainer and morning line odds:
#1 Affirmed (1978, Steve Cauthen, Laz Barrera, 5-1);
#2 Assault (1946, Warren Mehrtens, Max Hirsch, 20-1);
#3 Secretariat (1973, Ron Turcotte, Lucien Lauren, 7-2);
#4 Sir Barton (1919, Johnny Loftus, Guy Bedwell, 20-1);
#5 Seattle Slew (1977, Jean Cruguet, Billy Turner Jr., 5-1);
#6 American Phraoah (2015, Victor Espinoza, Bob Baffert, 6-1);
#7 Gallant Fox (1930, Earl Sande, “Sunny” Jim Fitzsimmons, 20-1);
#8 Citation (1948, Eddie Arcaro, Ben Jones, 4-1);
#9 War Admiral (1937, Charlie Kurtsinger, George Conway, 8-1);
#10 Whirlaway (1941, Eddie Arcaro, Ben Jones, 4-1);
#11 Count Fleet (1943, Johnny Longden, Don Cameron, 6-1);
#12 Justify (2018, Mike Smith, Bob Baffert, 15-1);
#13 Omaha (1935, Willie “Smokey” Saunders, “Sunny” Jim Fitzsimmons, 20-1)
Join the virtual party by posting your home Derby Party experience using #KyDerbyAtHome on Saturday (May 2), and follow @KentuckyDerby on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The website www.KentuckyDerbyParty.com regularly some other Derby-related things, wuh as food and drink recipes, ingredient lists, style tips and decorating ideas.
Of course, nothing beats the real thing, but this is today’s reality.