Always Dreaming Wins the 2017 Kentucky Derby
Always Dreaming won the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville
Always Dreaming won the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
The winner was ridden by jockey John Velazquez, who also rode Animal Kingdom to a win at the 2011 Derby. Always Dreaming entered the race as the 9–2 favorite in what was considered a more wide-open field than in recent years. Looking at Lee finished second, followed by Battle of Midway and Classic Empire.
For the fifth straight year, the racetime favorite wound up winning the race.
If you missed this year’s Derby, watch the replay below.
Next up in the Triple Crown is the Preakness Stakes, on May 20 at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
This article originally appeared on Si.com