Always Dreaming Wins Muddy Kentucky Derby
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On a muddy track, Always Dreaming dominated the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. It was the fifth straight year that the favorite went on to win the first leg of the Triple Crown. The Todd Pletcher horse returned $11.40 on a $2 win bet and will be shipped to Pimplico as soon as possible to begin preparations for the Preakness Stakes on May 20th.
Lookin At Lee, a 33-1 shot, ran on late to be second, followed by Battle of Midway, Classic Empire, and Practical Joke. Lookin At Lee allowed some excellent returns for exotic wagers. The $2 exacta (5-1) paid $336.20, the $1 trifecta (5-1-11) returned $8,297.20, the $1 superfecta (5-1-11-14) brought back $75,974.50 and the $1 super high five (5-1-11-14-19) was worth a whopping $493,348.70.
Hence, the winner of the Sunland Derby, finished 11th out of the 20 horse field. Conquest Mo Money, who finished second to Hence in the Sunland Derby, skipped last Saturday’s race but will be running again at the Preakness Stakes.