The Kentucky Derby, usually held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, has been postponed to September 5 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But you can keep tabs on the state's equine goings-on in the meantime, thanks to a new slate of virtual tours and social media events organized by the farms, medical clinics, and other businesses that make up Kentucky Horse Country near Lexington.
In addition to sharing links to past video tours at horse farms with rolling pastures, adorable foals, and future racing stars, the Visit Horse Country website lists scheduled events you can watch live from a safe social distance via Facebook and Instagram.
Offerings include visits with retired mares at the historic Claiborne Farm, carrot-munching and foal-nuzzling interludes at Mill Ridge, meet-and-greets with former racehorses now up for adoption at New Vocations, and chances to swoon from cuteness overload in the nursery at Stonestreet Farm.
Consult the Visit Horse Country website for dates and times so that you know when to crack open the bourbon.