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PHOTOS: Always Dreaming Wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming, ridden by jockey John Valezquez, won the 143rd Kentucky Derby on a muddy track ahead of 19 other athletes at Churchhill Downs on May 6, 2017. See the photos.

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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.
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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.
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Jockey John Velazquez celebrates atop Always Dreaming #5 as they cross the finish line after winning the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Classic Empire #14, ridden by jockey Julien Leparoux, trots on track in the post parade prior to the start of the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Jockeys walk into the paddock for a race leading up to the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Fans look on prior to the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Harry Connick Jr. sings the national anthem at the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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A view of the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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A man in festive wear looks on prior to the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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A view of the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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A woman wearing a festive hat looks on prior to the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Derby goers don ponchos as a rainstorm hits the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Fans make their way through the infield prior to the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Thoroughbred racehorses train during morning workouts before the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby will feature a field of twenty horses with the winner receiving a gold trophy plus an estimated $1.24 million payday.
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A thoroughbred racehorse walks toward the track during morning workouts before the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby will feature a field of twenty horses with the winner receiving a gold trophy plus an estimated $1.24 million payday.
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