Relentless Rain Makes for Wettest Derby on Record

Heavy rainfall made the 144th Kentucky Derby the wettest on record.

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A woman wears a hat before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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Fans take shelter before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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A fan walks through the concourse before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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Fans take shelter under a tarp before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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A women wears a hat covered in plastic before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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Fans watch as a horse walks on the track before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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A couple talk before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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A man smokes a cigar before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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A woman wears a hat before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky.
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