The attendance at the 141st Kentucky Derby set a record for the event with a crowd of 170,513 on hand Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
The previous record of 165,307 was set in 2012. That race was won by I'll Have Another.
The betting favorite throughout the lead up to this year's race has been American Pharoah. The horse, trained by Bob Baffert, landed in the No. 18 gate during Wednesday's post position draw but was pushed one gate further inside, to the No. 17 position, when Stanford withdrew. On Friday, El Kabeir was also scratched from the race.
Last year, Derby favorite California Chrome won from the No. 5 gate. No horse has won from the No. 1 or No. 2 gates in the past 26 years.