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Photos: The 146th Kentucky Derby

Published 9:38 PM ET, Sat September 5, 2020
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Authentic, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, crosses the finish line to win the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, September 5. Jeff Roberson/AP
Velazquez sprays champagne in celebration after winning the Kentucky Derby. Jeff Roberson/AP
Authentic leads the field around the first turn at Churchill Downs. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Sandy Dompkosky, wearing a Tiz the Law-themed hat, stands in the paddock before the Derby. Charlie Riedel/AP
Horses run past a mostly empty grandstand. The coronavirus pandemic forced race organizers bar almost all spectators. Charlie Riedel/AP
Two women look at a program before the Kentucky Derby. Charlie Riedel/AP
Horses battle for position heading into the first turn. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Two National Guard soldiers stand watch as a horse is taken to the paddock before the first race of the day. Pat McDonogh/Louisville Courier-Journal/USA Today Network
A woman in the owner's section wears an elaborate and colorful hat before the 146th Kentucky Derby. Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports
Authentic, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, beat heavily favored Tiz the Law. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Activists demanding justice for the police killing of Breonna Taylor protest outside of Churchill Downs on Saturday. The Justice and Freedom Coalition, one of several groups organizing the protest, said demonstrators aimed to shift attention from America's most famous horse race to Taylor's case. Michael Clubb/Cal Sport Media/Zuma Wire/AP
Kris Abeln wears a mint julep mask at Churchill Downs. Michael Clevenger/USA Today Network
An outrider relaxes on her horse before a race held before the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. Andy Lyons/Getty Images