‘Always Dreaming’ Wins Kentucky Derby

The horse dubbed Always Dreaming won the 143rd Kentucky Derby race on Saturday. “We have had a great relationship for a long time now, and we have won a lot of races together. This is the one we wanted to win together,” trainer Todd Pletcher said of the horse’s jockey, John Velazquez. Always Dreaming had the best odds going into the race, marking the fifth year in a row that the horse with the best odds was victorious. The long-shot horses Lookin At Lee and Battle of Midway placed second and third, respectively. “This is the best horse Todd and I have ever come to the Kentucky Derby with,” Velazquez said. “Being behind me for 24 years together, a long time for him to still trust in me and give me the opportunity, it’s not very often it happens in this business.”