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2012 Kentucky Oaks: Event Under Delay Due To Severe Weather

The 2012 Kentucky Oaks are currently under a delay for approaching severe weather. The infield and grandstands are being evacuated, as the storm is expected to have high winds. Brad Panovich, a meteorologist at WCNC-TV shared a picture of the radar, and it doesn't look good at Churchill Downs.

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The Oaks will try to be completed tonight, although the track conditions are expected to get very sloppy as a result of the rain that the system is bringing with it. The weather forecast for tomorrow's Kentucky Derby is expected to be the same, with a 40 percent chance of strong thunderstorms hitting Churchill Downs during the afternoon.

For more updates on the 2012 Kentucky Derby, stay tuned to this StoryStream and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For all the latest news from around horse racing, head on over to SB Nation's very own horse racing blog, And Down The Stretch They Come

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