2020 Kentucky Derby Date: The Run for the Roses Scheduled for September 5

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We don’t know much about the 2020 sports calendar at this moment, but what we are sure of is that things will be very different this year. The suspension of the NBA, NHL and MLB, as well as the canceling of the 2020 NCAA Tournament has left the sports schedule in flux. And, as we’ve all heard over the past 10 days, the situation remains fluid.

That being said, some sporting events have begun to lock in new dates for later in the year. The Kentucky Derby is one of those events.

Churchill Downs has announced that the 2020 Kentucky Derby will be postponed from Saturday, May 2 until Saturday, Sept. 5. It is the first time in 75 years that the Run for the Roses won’t be held on the first Saturday in May.

The Preakness Stakes has also indicated it will move to the second half of September, though no date is confirmed, and the 2020 Belmont Stakes seems likely to be moving to October, though that is also not confirmed yet.

For more information on the ever-changing sports calendar, check out our updated tracker here.