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Sale of Kentucky Derby merchandise to help those impacted by virus

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Posted at 8:03 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 08:03:35-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials say Kentucky Derby merchandise with the original race date of May 2 will go on sale this week with 20% of proceeds going to funds set up to help people who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Kentucky Derby Museum said in a statement that merchandise will be sold online from April 15 through May 3 and include hundreds of Derby 146 items.

The public health crisis caused by the coronavirus forced Churchill Downs to postpone Kentucky Derby 146 from May 2 to Labor Day weekend.  

The postponement marks the first time the Derby has been moved since 1945, when it was postponed due to World War II.