Kentucky Derby 2012: Morning Practices Canceled Due To Weather

The morning training session for the 2012 Kentucky Derby was canceled Saturday morning by the Churchill Downs track superintendant due to inclement weather. There were a series of thunderstorms through the night which had the main track labeled as "sloppy" at 8 a.m. ET.

Fortunately for race-goers, the main attraction isn't until 6:24 p.m. ET, so the dirt track should have plenty of time to dry up before the race. The National Weather Service also is forecasting mostly cloudy skies, a 30 percent chance of pop-up rain and a high near 85 for the day.

The over 100,000 expected attendants to the race don't look like they'll have to worry about much rain and the races throughout the day shouldn't be put in jeopardy.

For more on the world of horse racing, head to And Down The Stretch They Come. For more on the 2012 Kentucky Derby, keep it locked to this StoryStream.

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