Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

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LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 06: Jockey John Velazquez celebrates as he guides Always Dreaming #5 across the finish line to win the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 06: Jockey John Velazquez celebrates as he guides Always Dreaming #5 across the finish line to win the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

LOUISVILLE, Ken. — Always Dreaming, ridden by John Velazquez, finished first in the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Downs.

Velazquez also rode Animal Kingdom across the line first in the 2011 Derby.

The next race in the Triple Crown series is May 20 — the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York, is June 10 at Belmont Park.

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