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2023 Kentucky Derby Miscellaneous Photos

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The 2023 Kentucky Derby trophy
Date: 05/09/2023

The Kentucky Derby weekend had lovely weather with temperatures in the mid-70s for both the Oaks and Derby and sunny skies for Oaks and mostly cloudy for Derby. The beautiful weather brought out 150,335 spectators for the event. The track was fast and the turf firm for both days.

Here is a selection of photos from Oaks day and Derby day that you may enjoy. Be sure to click the small version to see it full size.

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Country singer–songwriter Carly Pearce sang the National Anthem on Kentucky Derby day.
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Singer–songwriter Rachel Platten sang the National Anthem on Kentucky Oaks day and her big hit "Fight Song" during the Survivor's Parade.
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Setting up the Kentucky Oaks blanket of lilies in the winner's circle. They smell so lovely.
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The Kentucky Derby blanket of roses and bouquet next to the winner's circle.
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Carrying the Kentucky Derby trophy over to the winner's circle.
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Carrying the Kentucky Derby roses over to the winner's circle.
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The start of the Survivor's Parade on Kentucky Oaks day.
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The Churchill Downs grandstand on Derby Day before the Edgewood Stakes.
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The Kentucky Derby horses walk over before the race.
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The horses round the first turn in the Kentucky Derby in front of the new First Turn Club building.
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And finally, a selection of over the top hats.
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