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BOZICH | Churchill Downs betting it can deliver a responsible, healthy Kentucky Derby – WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament will proceed with its 2020 championships in New York City from Aug. 31-Sept 13.

There will be no spectators at an outdoor facility for the sport’s signature U.S. event.

Too many health concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Monday, the P.G.A. of America announced its plan to proceed with golf’s first major 2020 championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco Aug. 6-9.

That plan includes no spectators.

Horse racing’s Triple Crown season started last Saturday at Belmont Park in New York City. Tiz The Law won in front of an empty outdoor grandstand.

Against that consistent backdrop of sports slowly returning with no or limited spectator availability, Churchill Downs and Kentucky made its announcement Thursday that perhaps tens of thousands of spectators will be welcomed for the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Thurby the first
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