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2012 Kentucky Oaks: Severe Weather Delaying Races

The traditional running of the Kentucky Oaks on the eve of the Kentucky Derby are being delayed due to a severe weather system rolling through Louisville, Kentucky Friday evening.

The weather system appears to be a nasty one according to the radar images from Brad Panovich of WCNC-TV, and the infield and grandstands were evacuated due to fears of high winds associated with the storms.


The storm is expected to pass through in enough time to allow the races to continue, although the rain will cause sloppy track conditions. As for tomorrow's Derby, there is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms with the possibility of severe weather.

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