Photos from Kentucky Derby Day 2021, from early morning at the barn to the post-race celebration.
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The crowd of 51,838 was the largest for a sporting event in the United States since the beginning of pandemic restrictions last March.
Baffert, jockey John Velasquez and Medina Spirit gave everybody a Derby to celebrate — and one to remember.
Due to the pandemic reducing the capacity at Churchill Downs, the crowd in the infield was much smaller for Kentucky Derby 147 than in previous years.