Always Dreaming is the winner of the 143rd Kentucky Derby! Lookin At Lee came in second place.
John Velazquez, his jockey, won the 2011 KY Derby aboard Animal Kingdom. Always Dreaming is the son of Bodemister, winner of the 2012 Arkansas Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby and Preakness (G1) runner-up.
Bred by Santa Rosa Partners, Always Dreaming was a $350,000 purchase at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale for agent Steven Young.
His owners include Brooklyn Boyz Stables, MeB Racing Stable, Teresa and Vinnie Viola, West Point Thoroughbreds, and Siena Farm. Always Dreaming is from the first crop of Bodemeister, runner-up to I’ll Have Another in the 2012 Kentucky Derby.