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How to Watch the ‘Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown’ Live Online on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS and Android

Stephanie Sengwe

Though the COVID-19 outbreak has caused many social events to shut down, many establishments have found creative ways to virtually bring entertainment to fans and the “The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown” aims to do the same. The event will take place tomorrow, May 2, and will be broadcast on NBC.

How to Watch the ‘Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown’

Although the Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September, Churchill Downs still wants to commemorate the event while everyone stays at home. The organization will be hosting the “Triple Crown Showdown,” a computer-simulated version of a race under the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs.

“The virtual race, created by Inspired Entertainment, will feature the 13 past Triple Crown winners and use data algorithms including historical handicapping information about each horse, which helps to determine the probability of their potential finishing positions,” the company said in a statement.

Fans can visit and choose their favorite horse to win the virtual race. Participants whose selection wins will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win the ultimate Kentucky Derby 146 VIP Experience.

Churchill Downs will donate up to $1 million that will go to Team Kentucky Fund and Direct Relief. Part of the proceeds will be earmarked for the R.E.I.N. Fund (Relief for Equine Industry Needs) — a program managed by Churchill Downs Foundation designed to benefit workers of the backside whose livelihood has been impacted by COVID-19 and also to help ensure essential care for horses throughout the pandemic.

How to Stream the ‘Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown’

You can stream the “Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown” live with a Live TV Streaming Service, or you can watch with your TV Everywhere credentials using the NBC mobile app for iOS and Android or watch on its site.

Photo credit: The Kentucky Derby

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