NBC to honor traditions of race day with re-airing of 2015 Kentucky Derby

The first Saturday in May has traditionally marked the Run for the Roses for the last 145 years, but this Saturday Churchill Downs will be quiet as the current pandemic has forced the postponement of the Kentucky Derby to the first Saturday in September.

NBC Sports will still honor the traditions of race day with a re-airing of the 2015 Kentucky Derby, won by American Pharoah, on his way to becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years.

“The First Saturday in May: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown” will be a 3-hour broadcast on WNKY NBC 40 kicking off at 2pm on Saturday, May 2. The broadcast will include updated commentary from Mike Tirico, Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, as well as a look at the grounds of Churchill Downs Saturday from analyst Kenny Rice. There will be a new interview with trainer Bob Baffert, and a special simulated Run for the Roses contested virtually by the 13 winners of the Triple Crown.