2024 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 4, 2024
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 18, 2024
The Belmont Stakes
Saratoga - June 8, 2024

The 2017 Kentucky Derby Winner is Always Dreaming

“What Rain?”  That’s what over 158,000 fans said as the braved the weather at Churchill Downs for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.

And “What Rain?” is what Always Dreaming said (if horses could talk) as he ran away with the 2017 Kentucky Derby.

The track in Louisville, Kentucky has now been lucky twice for trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velasquez as they both got their second Derby wins here.

Lookin At Lee, Battle of Midway and Classic Empire tried to make a final push but were held off by Always Dreaming as he was too strong down the stretch and won by two-and-three-quarter lengths.

Here are all the results for the 2017 Kentucky Derby…

1 Always Dreaming
2 Lookin At Lee
3 Battle of Midway
4 Classic Empire
5 Practical Joke
6 Tapwrit
7 Gunnevera
8 McCracken
9 Gormley
10 Irish War Cry
11 Hence
12 Untrapped
13 Girvin
14 Patch
15 J Boys Echo
16 Sonneteer
17 Fast and Accurate
18 Irap
19 State of Honor
20 Thunder Snow (DNF)

Always Dreaming opened at 5-1 odds just behind Classic Empire at 4-1. But by race time he was a 9-2 favorite.  And guess what… for the 5th consecutive year the favorite won the Kentucky Derby.  Remember that next year when placing your bets.

Always Dreaming is on a roll.  He has now won three consecutive races.  Can he win two more and take home the Triple Crown?