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12:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Images | Smaller Kentucky Derby Crowd Finds Fun in the Rain

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL

So, as forecasts predicted, it rained Saturday on the Kentucky Derby.

The rain—sometimes steady—led to Derby-goers packing under any shelter they could find. They stood idle in the grandstand and under awnings. In the infield, people strung tarps across portable potties. (Although, most people in the infield didn't seem to mind the rain at all.

The crowd of 151,616 watched the favorite Orb win the big race. Wagering decreased 7 percent at Churchill Downs on the Derby, which the track blamed on the rain.

Here's a little of what that drenched Derby crowd looked like.

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