Kentucky Derby bloody brawl video goes viral after spectator suffers visible injuries

Despite odds of 15-1, the Mage surged in the closing stages of the 149th Kentucky Derby to take victory at Churchill Downs over the weekend.

However, the highly anticipated event was controversial as seven horses died before the race. The Churchill Downs crowd also had to deal with some issues.

video circulated in Social media A battle between spectators is shown. At one point, the video shows a man with bloody eyes.


Spectators watching the horse finish

Spectators watch as horses finish their race ahead of the 149th Kentucky Derby race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 5, 2023. (Michael Reeves/Getty Images)

An unidentified man in the video manages to punch despite an eye injury. Shortly after, he was punched in the face again and someone standing nearby pulled him away.

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Later in the video, two other fans are seen grappling before a woman in a yellow hat unleashes a punch.

Mage wins Kentucky Derby

May 6, 2023 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, Mage, 8, ridden by Javier Castellano, crosses the finish line to win in his 149th start. (Sam Maron/Getty Images)

A woman does not flinch even if she is entangled. She decided to start using her legs and started kicking while screaming “I hate you”.

People's reaction when watching a horse race

Reactions of people watching the race Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

At one point a man in a brown tie walked up and started shouting at one of the men involved in the scuffle lying on the ground.


It is unclear what exactly caused the fighting. The safety of the man with bloody eyes is unknown.

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