LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Derby enthusiasts will have to wait a few more months to see who wins the 146th Run for the Roses — the date of the iconic American horserace has been changed, though the prized trophy doesn't reflect that just yet.
Derby officials announced previously because of the coronavirus outbreak that the race would be presented on Sept. 5 instead of May 2. But this year's 14-karat gold trophy is engraved with the original date it was to have run, news outlets reported.
The Kentucky Derby Museum will keep the trophy in a fireproof vault until the new Derby Day, said Chris Goodlett, the museum's director of curatorial and educational affairs. The plan is to have the date changed before then.
“Currently in the world we’re going through a health crisis that’s affecting us all. It’s a very unique time, so this does make it a much more unique year to have the Kentucky Derby trophy,” Goodlett said. “Now the trophy is part of that larger story as well.”