After days of intermittent rain, the sky cleared up for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and Always Dreaming won by nearly three lengths on a sloppy track.
It was a second derby win for the horse’s trainer and jockey, but their first together.
Winning Jockey John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby in 2011, riding Animal Kingdom.
After the race, Velazquez said he will always look for his next derby win.
“Obviously you come back to the derby looking for another one,” Velazquez said. “You’re always hungry for it.”