The crowd around the paddock on Derby day was not nearly as bad as a normal year with attendance limited due to covid. There were only 51,838 attending on Derby day while 2019 had 150,729 attending.
2021 Kentucky Derby Miscellaneous Photos
The Kentucky Derby returned to its traditional spot on the calendar, the first Saturday in May, after being run Labor Day weekend last year, but more importantly spectators were allowed, but with capacity limited to 51,838, about 1/3 of the usual. Mother Nature also cooperated with sunny conditions and mid 70's temperatures for both the Oaks and the Derby cards.
Miss Kentucky in front of the Aristides statue on Derby day.
Regretting your shoe choice on Derby day.
Giant rose hat on Oaks day.
An another giant rose hat from Derby day.
Interesting hat and beard on Derby day.
Can your hat be too big?
Not sure who they are but later in the day they were in the winner's circle after the Derby. Funny masks!
Checking out the horses in the paddock on Oaks day.
Even the guys get into the Derby spirit, like with this Derby logo coat lining.
Patriotic suits at one of the photo op backdrops.
Everybody wants to pet the pony horses.
People watching a post parade on Oaks day.
More Oaks day hats.
A really large Oaks day hat.
2021 Triple Crown quick links:
2021 Belmont Stakes Entries - A field of only 8 was entered for the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes on June 5. Essential Quality is the morning line favorite at 2-1 breaking from post 2. Second choice at 3-1 is Preakness winner Rombauer who will break from post 3. Get all the horses, post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
Rombauer upsets in the Preakness (G1) - Saturday at Pimlico, Rombauer rallied in the stretch to win the 2021 Preakness Stakes (G1) by 3 1/2 lengths over Midnight Bourbon and favorite Medina Spirit, giving trainer Mike McCarthy his first Triple Crown race win.
Preakness Undercard Stakes Results - There were 9 other stakes on Preakness day headlined by the Dinner Party Stakes (G2) won by Somelikeithotbrown, the Chick Lang Stakes (G3) won by Mighty Mischief, the Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) won by Special Reserve, and the Gallorette (G3) won by Mean Mary.
Black-Eyed Susan Day Results - Army Wife drew off to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) by 2 3/4 lengths at Pimlico on Friday while favorite Beautiful Gift finished 7th. There were 5 other stakes on the card including the Pimlico Special (G3) won by Last Judgment, the Allaire Dupont Distaff (G3) won by Spice is Nice, and the Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) won by Red Ghost.
2021 Preakness Entries - A field of only 10 was entered for the 146th Preakness Stakes, with Medina Spirit as the 9-5 favorite drawing post 3 and stablemate Concert Tour in post 10 set as the second choice at 5-2. Get the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
Medina Spirit best in the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1) - Saturday at Churchill Downs, Medina Spirit went to the front early and held on by a half length to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) over Mandaloun and Hot Rod Charlie. Favorite Essential Quality was bumped at the start but got up for fourth. This makes trainer Bob Baffert the all-time top Derby trainer with 7 wins total. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Follow-up - Trainer Bob Baffert had a press conference at his barn on Sunday morning and brought out Derby winner Medina Spirit to pose for the media. Check out the comments and photos.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Stakes Results - There were 6 other stakes on the card with the Derby, including the Old Forester Turf Classic (G1) won by both Colonel Liam and Domestic Spending in a dead heat, the Derby City Distaff (G1) won by Gamine, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Blowout, the Churchill Downs Stakes (G1) won by Flagstaff, the American Turf (G2) won by Du Jour, and the Pat Day Mile (G3) won by Jackie's Warrior. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Malathaat wins the 2021 Kentucky Oaks (G1) - Favorite Malathaat broke poorly but got the lead in the stretch and held on to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by neck at Churchill Downs on Friday. Search Results was second and Will's Secret was third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Oaks Undercard Stakes Results - There were 5 other stakes on the card today with the Oaks, including the La Troienne (G1) won by Shedaresthedevil , the Alysheba (G2) won by Maxfield, the Eight Belles (G2) won by Obligatory, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) won by Fast Boat, and the Edgewood Stakes (G3) won by Gift List. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Belmont Winners - all past winners with breeding, connections, time, odds, etc.
Belmont Stakes Videos - Lots of video clips of past Belmonts including most of the Triple Crown winners. Look for the video camera icon to the far right of the winner's name to see if they have a video.