Results for - More Than 51,000 People, Many Without Masks, Attend Kentucky Derby

2,869 voters participated in this survey

After being held without fans last year, the Kentucky Derby welcomed more than 51,000 fans to Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday. It was the largest crowd to gather at a U.S. sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic began.

1. Do you watch or keep up with the news about the Kentucky Derby?

Yes
18%
515 votes
No
82%
2,285 votes

2. In an effort to alleviate concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, Derby officials had said temperature checks would be conducted at the gates and masks would be mandatory on the grounds. Do you agree that the Kentucky Derby should have gone ahead as planned?

Yes, but only with these restrictions
39%
1,084 votes
Yes, but they didn't need restrictions
13%
371 votes
No
30%
826 votes
Undecided
19%
519 votes

3. The official attendance at this year's Derby was 51,838, according to organizers. Would you feel safe going to an event of this size?

Yes
15%
416 votes
Yes, but only if vaccinated
17%
472 votes
No
68%
1,912 votes

4. Earlier this week, a horse named "Breonna" — after Taylor, a woman who was shot dead in her apartment by Louisville police last year — competed in and won a Derby Week race at Churchill Downs. The owner of the horse said it had been his wife's idea to name the horse after Taylor because of its resilience and beauty. Critics, however, have expressed horror at the naming. Do you think the decision to name the horse Breonna is inappropriate?

Yes
21%
586 votes
No
42%
1,175 votes
Undecided
37%
1,039 votes
05/06/2021 Sports 2869 77 By: Tellwut

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By: Tellwut