By May 2, Churchill Downs Racecourse planned an event that plans to raise $2 million for the fight against coronavirus. A peculiar date given that all the winning horses of the American Triple Crown will compete in the event. But how is this event possible? Thanks to a Virtual race at Churchill Downs
The broadcast of the event on television was made by the American channel NBC and was spectacular. When watching the event few people might think it’s a virtual event. However thanks to the real technology we can make such an event realistically. Realism was not limited to the visual part but also to other elements such as results. But how to achieve this?
First of all we will leave the video of the event for those who wish to see the race again. We will also leave you with the results… But for the fans we tell them that the “Big Red” Secretary was the winner. Without more to say we leave them with the video
The results of the 2020 Kentucky Derby virtual race at Churchill Downs
Thanks to a large dose of technology and work, the event was enormously realistic in all its aspects. After watching the video of the event there is no doubt. All horses are great competitors and therefore we can see a closed result. However, for those who want more details in this regard we leave the table of arrival positions.
Official order of finish for virtual race Kentucky Derby Triple Crown Showdown at Churchill Downs:
- Seattle Slew
- American Pharoah
- Count Fleet
- War Admiral
- Gallant Fox
- Sir Barton
An event only possible thanks to technology
Thanks to technology, statistics and science will be resurrected virtually all the great champions of the American triple crown. Victory statistics among other aspects will be part of this simulation that will run like a live race.
The purpose is to attract audiences that while it complies with its quarantine, it will be able to contribute financially to the efforts against the coronavirus.
The horses participating in this virtual race at Churchill Downs according to their year of victory in the American triple crown were:
- Sir Barton (1919)
- Gallant Fox (1930)
- Omaha (1935)
- War Admiral (1937)
- Whirlaway (1941)
- Count Fleet (1943)
- Assault (1946)
- Citation (1948)
- Secretariat (1973)
- Seattle Slew (1977)
- Affirmed (1978)
- American Pharoah (2015)
- Justify (2018)
This event will take place just on the day the Kentuk Derby would take place and which should have been cancelled by quarantine.
The virtual race at Churchill Downs will be a very interesting event.
Below is an image of the positions in which each horse will come out.
How did virtual race at Churchill Downs unfold?
Starting April 30, users were able to choose their favorite horse for the race and also initiate their contributions.
The broadcast of the race in which American Pharaoah managed to initiate an achievement that had 37 years without achieving… A triple crown.
Some other activities were carried out that you can consult in www.kentuckyderby.com
If you are a horse fanatic we invite you to look closely again at this unique event. You won’t regret it.
It was definitely an amazing event that brought the great champions to memory and revived them for one last race. Past and future together to reunite with the greats of hipism. An ingenious way to raise funds in the fight against Coronavirus. Present, past and future together for the same goal, a great achievement.
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