Photos: The 2018 Kentucky Derby

WASHINGTON — It’s known as the most exciting two minutes in sports.

The 144th Kentucky Derby took place in Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday.

Twenty horses competed in the race and Justify, a chestnut colt, won for the sixth year in a row, the longest run since the 1970s.

Check out the photos of the sights from the 2018 Kentucky Derby.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LONGINES - Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, wins the 144th Kentucky Derby, the wettest in history, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)
Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, wins the 144th Kentucky Derby, the wettest in history, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images) (Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP/Diane Bondareff)
Mike Smith celebrates after riding Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Mike Smith celebrates after riding Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) (AP/Garry Jones)
Horses leave the starting gate during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Horses leave the starting gate during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP/John Minchillo)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (AP/Morry Gash)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (AP/Darron Cummings)
A horse heads onto the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A horse heads onto the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
A worker watches during morning workouts at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 5th. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
A worker watches during morning workouts at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 5th. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) (AP/Kiichiro Sato)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Justify gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Justify gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
The full moon sets beyond the grandstands at Churchill Downs as horses work on the track Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The full moon sets beyond the grandstands at Churchill Downs as horses work on the track Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed shakes off water as he gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed shakes off water as he gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
A tv reporter watches during the morning workouts for 144the running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
A TV reporter watches during the morning workouts for 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) (AP/Kiichiro Sato)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed is led off the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed is led off the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LONGINES - Meghana Rajadhyaksha, of Miami, reacts after winning the Longines Prize for Elegance fashion contest on Longines Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)
Meghana Rajadhyaksha, of Miami, reacts after winning the Longines Prize for Elegance fashion contest on Longines Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.   Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images) (Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP/Diane Bondareff)
Kentucky Derby entrant Enticed runs during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Enticed runs during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
The waning full moon shines on a weather vane during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The waning full moon shines on a weather vane during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LONGINES - Miss America Cara Mund and Pascal Savoy, Longines US Brand President, help judge the Longines Kentucky Oaks Day Prize for Elegance fashion contest, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)
Miss America Cara Mund and Pascal Savoy, Longines US Brand President, help judge the Longines Kentucky Oaks Day Prize for Elegance fashion contest, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.   Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images) (Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP/Diane Bondareff)
Kentucky Oaks entrant Midnight Bisou runs during a morning workout for Oaks and Kentucky Derby entrants at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Oaks entrant Midnight Bisou runs during a morning workout for Oaks and Kentucky Derby entrants at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Vino Rosso trains during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Vino Rosso trains during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
A horse and rider cast a shadow as they come off the track following a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
A horse and rider cast a shadow as they come off the track following a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
A horse and rider leave the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A horse and rider leave the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
A worker scoops dirt back onto the track after morning training for race horses at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A worker scoops dirt back onto the track after morning training for race horses at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Mendelssohn, top, walks off the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Mendelssohn, top, walks off the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Mendelssohn trains along with an outrider at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Mendelssohn trains along with an outrider at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Vino Rosso trains at Churchill Downs Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Vino Rosso trains at Churchill Downs Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
A horse gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
A horse gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel (AP/Charlie Riedel)
A horse trains during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
A horse trains during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel (AP/Charlie Riedel)
Horses make their way back to the barn after an early morning workout at Churchill Downs Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Horses make their way back to the barn after an early morning workout at Churchill Downs Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
The full moon sets beyond the grandstands at Churchill Downs as horses work on the track Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The full moon sets beyond the grandstands at Churchill Downs as horses work on the track Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP/Charlie Riedel)
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LONGINES - Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, wins the 144th Kentucky Derby, the wettest in history, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)
Mike Smith celebrates after riding Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
Horses leave the starting gate during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
A horse heads onto the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A worker watches during morning workouts at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 5th. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Justify gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The full moon sets beyond the grandstands at Churchill Downs as horses work on the track Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed shakes off water as he gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
A tv reporter watches during the morning workouts for 144the running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed is led off the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LONGINES - Meghana Rajadhyaksha, of Miami, reacts after winning the Longines Prize for Elegance fashion contest on Longines Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)
Kentucky Derby entrant Enticed runs during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The waning full moon shines on a weather vane during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LONGINES - Miss America Cara Mund and Pascal Savoy, Longines US Brand President, help judge the Longines Kentucky Oaks Day Prize for Elegance fashion contest, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.  Longines, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for its luxury timepieces, is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Longines/AP Images)
Kentucky Oaks entrant Midnight Bisou runs during a morning workout for Oaks and Kentucky Derby entrants at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Vino Rosso trains during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A horse and rider cast a shadow as they come off the track following a morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
A horse and rider leave the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A worker scoops dirt back onto the track after morning training for race horses at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Mendelssohn, top, walks off the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby entrant Mendelssohn trains along with an outrider at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Vino Rosso trains at Churchill Downs Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A horse gets a bath after a morning workout at Churchill Downs on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
A horse trains during a morning workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Horses make their way back to the barn after an early morning workout at Churchill Downs Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
The full moon sets beyond the grandstands at Churchill Downs as horses work on the track Monday, April 30, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


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