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Fans Happy To Take in The Kentucky Derby At Ellis Park

Ellis Park had to make sure extra safety measures were in place to host fans wanting to watch the Kentucky Derby

Posted: Sep 6, 2020 11:08 PM

Saturday marked the 146th running of the kentucky derby and this year's addition was different for a number of reasons.

The race usually takes place at the start of May, but this year because of Covid-19, the annual run for the roses was postponed.

Not only was the race itself in danger of not taking place, many watch parties in the bluegrass state and across the us were facing the same fate.

Ellis park was one site where folks were able to gather and despite all the circumstances surrounding the race, fans were still happy they got to gather and watch the derby.

"My wife and I, Helen and I, started out about 6 years ago. I asked her to come out for the Derby and we came over here. We never go to Churchill we always come to Ellis Park and this is our 7th year in a row I think. She loves getting the glasses and we just enjoy the atmosphere coming here and being inside is just a great thing, it's really nice. It's just enjoyable to be here and just be out in the public and be able to gamble and stuff like that, said Evansville resident David Powers

We knew that this was going on, we're kind of sad we couldn't go to the Derby, but to be able to come and make bets and be around people, that's great," said Owensboro resident John Willis.

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