When the 146th Kentucky Derby was postponed to September 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic, horse racing fans are treated to a virtual horse race with the last 13 Triple Crown winners.
"The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown" will follow the broadcast of the Kentucky Derby in 2015. The virtual race will use computer algorithms and historical handicap information on each horse to determine the probability of each of their potential finishes.
"For many fans around the country, the first Saturday in May has become part of the family's annual traditions," said Kevin Flanery, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. "While we eagerly look forward to the 146th Kentucky Derby this year on the first Saturday in September, we will celebrate the annual excitement of our traditional date with the fans and community by offering ways we can come together for a great cause."
This will put us one step closer to the debate over who was the greatest thoroughbred of all time and to see if the Secretariat, the likely favorite, comes out on top.
The Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973, and his victory at the Belmont Stakes is considered one of the most iconic moments in horse racing.