New 20-Position Gate To Be Used During 2020 Kentucky Derby

(Louisville, KY) - A new starting gate will be used during this year's Kentucky Derby. 

Churchill Downs has announced a new 20-horse gate is being built that will exclusively be used during the Run for the Roses.

 

A 14-position starting gate, along with a six-position auxiliary gate had been used in the Derby 54 times, including each of the last 22 years.

The gate being built by an Australian company will ensure a uniform start.

Photo Credit: Churchill Downs

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