Kentucky Derby Alternative Won't Be As Fast As The Horse Race The Kentucky Derby, known as the fastest 2 minutes in sports, is postponed because of COVID-19. But there is a race this weekend: Old Forester Kentucky Turtle Derby — a competition for eight turtles.

Kentucky Derby Alternative Won't Be As Fast As The Horse Race

Kentucky Derby Alternative Won't Be As Fast As The Horse Race

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The Kentucky Derby, known as the fastest 2 minutes in sports, is postponed because of COVID-19. But there is a race this weekend: Old Forester Kentucky Turtle Derby — a competition for eight turtles.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The Kentucky Derby is known as the fastest two minutes in sports. The horse race has been postponed because of COVID-19, but there's still a race this weekend - the Old Forester Kentucky Turtle Derby, a competition for eight turtles with names like Green Mamba and Seattle Slow. The race will start with these familiar notes.

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INSKEEP: And they're off.

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