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Kentucky Derby 138: The Day in Pictures

Eclipse Sportswire captured Kentucky Derby day from start to finish.


The crowd at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby day. (Eclipse Sportswire)

At the infield betting windows early in the day, before the lines grow long. (Eclipse Sportswire)

A Kentucky Derby infield fan. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Fans get their bets in. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The field for the Distaff Turf Miles passes under the twin spires. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Bodemeister leads the Kentucky Derby field into the stretch. (Eclipse Sportswire)

I’ll Have Another passes Bodemeister in the stretch run of the Kentucky Derby. (Eclipse Sportswire)

I’ll Have Another wins the Kentucky Derby. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Jockey Mario Gutierrez, trainer Doug O’Neill, and owner Paul Reddam hoist the Kentucky Derby trophy in the winner’s circle. (Eclipse Sportswire)

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