143rd Kentucky Derby will continue to be talked about a long time. The way Always Dreaming won the 143rd Kentucky Derby will remain fetched in the minds of the derby fans across the US and beyond for years and years to come.
There is no denying that it will become part of the derby folklore and future derby players will tell the story of Always Dreaming’s exploits in the game to fellow players and new prospects.
The win for Always Dreaming comes as surprise to many long time derby observers due to the fact that it looked a rather late starter. It must be kept in mind that even in this March when its rivals had begun to accrue points in the Derby’s five-year-old points qualification system, this son of 2012 Derby runner-up Bodemeister still had zero points.
In the 143rd Kentucky Derby on Saturday evening, Always Dreaming showed that dreaming was something that can win even toughest games in the world. The colt who didn’t race between last Aug. 20 and this Jan surprised everyone the way it competed and the way it beats its adversaries.
The lead that it established early in Kentucky Derby 2017 was maintained till the last. jockey John Velazquez say later, “I was very happy when I started down the lane and I felt the way he was running.” He helped himself to a two-length lead.
A Washington Post report while talking about the colt’s performance said, “He faced no drama the rest of the way, keeping his lead, adding three-quarters of a length to it by the finish and besting a couple of long shots, second-place Lookin At Lee and third-place Battle Of Midway, with the once-favored Classic Empire in fourth. By his finish in 2:03.59 on a track ruled fast-wet before a crowd of 158,070, he had gone from an impressive being at the edge of the sport’s consciousness by New Year’s Day to the top of it by the first Saturday in May”.