Kentucky Derby 2017: Live Updates, Results and Reaction

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Joe Tansey

Follow live updates as the winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby is determined at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Classic Empire enters as one of the favorites, but some believe a surprise winner may emerge from the pack with Classic Empire being erratic at times. Always Dreaming and McCracken come in as favorites with the oddsmakers as well. Irish War Cry, who is also a favorite with the oddsmakers, could be a contender as well. But don't forget about some of the sleepers, including Hence, Battle of Midway, Thunder Snow and a few others.

  1. May 6, 2017
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    Always Dreaming Pulls It Off!

    Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby
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    Kentucky Derby 2017

    Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report
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    rickbozich @rickbozich

    Always Dreaming, the favorite, wins #KYDerby143 for trainer Todd Pletcher.

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    Favorites Neck and Neck

    Always Dreaming and Irish War Cry are leading the pack!

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  6. May 6, 2017
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    State of Honor leads after the first Half Mile

    Always Dreaming is second and Battle of Midway is third.

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    And They're off!

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    NBC Sports @NBCSports

    It's a packed house! https://t.co/IY5Yv0biPc

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    Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

    The 143rd Kentucky Derby coming up! 🏇 https://t.co/1YxpUAFf97

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    rickbozich @rickbozich

    Late money arrives. Classic Empire just dropped to 6-1 from 7-1. Always Dreaming the 9-2 #KyDerby favorite. Irish War Cry 5-1.

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    Jeff Greer @jeffgreer_cj

    The packed grandstand at Churchill Downs as they sing "My Old Kentucky Home" before the Derby. https://t.co/V7R6Qudy1V

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    Odds Before the Race

    SB Nation @SBNation

    Who ya got? https://t.co/vAegLyZRxS

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    NBC Sports @NBCSports

    .@KentuckyDerby jockey intros. LET'S DO THIS. #KentuckyDerby https://t.co/4EFBlxQdjL

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    The Horses Are Making Their Way To the Starting LIne

    We're getting much closer to post time. All of the horses have started to make their way over to the starting line.

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    rickbozich @rickbozich

    We're 20 minutes from post time for #KYDerby143 and the track listed as sloppy.

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    Want a Longshot to Root For?

    SB Nation @SBNation

    Patch the horse: - has one eye - has a Twitter account (@PatchHorse) - got that name before he lost his eye - is in the Kentucky Derby https://t.co/jxXfdjF2h2

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    Kentucky Derby @KentuckyDerby

    Pretty nice view on the walk over! https://t.co/z4rF7gwUuy

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    Kentucky Derby @KentuckyDerby

    At one time, Irish War Cry's jockey Rajiv Maragh didn't think his #KyDerby dream would come true. WATCH @NBCSports: https://t.co/uXKK9WRmq8 https://t.co/qTk9cMZkLY

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    Track Conditions

    Although it is sunny in Kentucky at the moment, the track is a bit muddy. That is something to keep an eye on as we get closer to post time.

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    Kentucky Derby @KentuckyDerby

    The sun is shining bright on my old Kentucky home! https://t.co/opVSYCOAFi

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    Irish War Cry Is at 9/2 as Well

    TVG @TVG

    And here's the second half of the #KentuckyDerby field, led by 9/2 co-favorite Irish War Cry! Bet it with TVG here: https://t.co/60V7ECOZHk https://t.co/N2XzMNCejO

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    Always Dreaming Is Now a 9/2 Favorite

    TVG @TVG

    Up next: The #KentuckyDerby! Here's a look at the first half of the field, featuring 9/2 co-favorite Always Dreaming. Bet it with TVG! https://t.co/QZyvMyH2lB

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    Pat Forde @YahooForde

    The Derby gods have smiled upon us. After days of rain, these are the current conditions https://t.co/QGF5SrJJkG