Each year's Kentucky Derby is a show place for the great American sporting public as well as for the finest 3-year-old Thoroughbreds. No official count is made of Derby Day crowds or of the mint juleps they consume in their irresistible carnival mood. As these pages of pictures of last year's Derby crowd show, the audience is colorful, volatile and, above all, out for a good time

Twin spires are landmarks of 82-year-old Churchill Downs, where a crowd of over 100,000 annually views the Derby. With average temperatures in the low 70s, crowds spill into the infield making it a gala picnic grounds

Guys and dolls" motif inspires Derby Day clothing. Hooded by fur fedora, man (upper left) intently marks his program as woman (upper right) carries handbag styled after racing charts. Well-equipped spectator (lower left) stands her ground as dapper man in checkered shorts (lower right) studies entries

TEN PHOTOSJERRY COOKE
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)