Always Dreaming Wins Kentucky Derby 2017 – Watch Churchill Downs Horse Race Video!

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Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming

By Shari Weiss

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Kentucky Derby Winner Always Dreaming

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Always Dreaming won the 2017 Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and Gossip Cop has video of the race! Watch the video below.

The Kentucky Derby, held annually at the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, began in 1875. Over the years, the distance of the race and the required age of the thoroughbreds has changed. The prize money, known as the purse, has also gone up considerably. This year’s rewards total $2 million, with the winning horse getting $1,425,000 of it.

Going into this year’s Kentucky Derby there was no horse that was a front-runner or favorite. But among those with good odds were Irish War Cry, McCracken, Classic Empire, Gunnevera and Always Dreaming. All of them had odds in the single-digits. Before the race, a big factor that was discussed was the rain, which no doubt affected both the horses and the jockeys. In the end, Always Dreaming pulled away to win the horse race.

The Kentucky Derby is now in its 143rd year, and it’s still the kick-off of the competition for the coveted Triple Crown, and remains the most popular of all the annual horse races. Naturally, Always Dreaming now becomes the favorite to win the Preakness Stakes.

Check out the video below of Always Dreaming winning the 2017 Kentucky Derby! And click to see photos of celebrities at the Derby!

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