Kentucky Derby Weather: Latest Reports and Conditions from Churchill Downs

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistMay 5, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03:  A rain soaked track runs during the morning exercise session in preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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For the fans tuning into or attending the 138th edition of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, be wary of the weather that has converged on the bluegrass of Louisville.

Horse racing fans spend all year waiting for this moment, and rain is not what they want to see. We want to see favorites like Union Rags, Bodemeister and Gemologist run hard and make it an amazing race.

With possible thunderstorms on the radar, there are concerns for the safety of the animals and concerns about when the actual 6:24 p.m. ET post time will happen.

Keep it here for all of the weather updates you will need over the next few hours leading into the biggest horse racing event on the calendar. Those big hats will come in handy now.


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