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May 17, 2017

Special Guest: Angela Spears, Dream Living Coach

 

Kentucky Debry, May 5-6, 2017, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Results (Source: kentuckyderby.com)
    • Winner: Always Dreaming (post 5) – Jockey John R. Velazquez; Trainer Todd A. Pletcher; Owner Brooklyn Boyz Stables
    • 2nd place: Lookin at Lee (post 1)
    • 3rd place: Battle of Midway (post 11)
  • Events
  • Derby Signature Drink
    • Mint Julep, an alcoholic drink consisting of bourbon, water, ice, and fresh mint.
  • Facts about the Kentucky Derby (Source: Newsday, http://nwsdy.li/1i6uiGU)
    • Only six women have ridden in the Derby. Diane Crump was the first, in 1970. The best finish for a female jockey in the Derby is fifth (Rosie Napravnik in 2013).
    • Thirteen of the 15 riders in the first Derby were African-Americans. Black jockeys won 15 of the first 28, with Isaac Murphy taking three.
    • The winning trainers in two of the first three Derbys were former slaves -- Ansel Williamson (Aristides, 1875) and Ed Brown (Baden-Baden, 1877).
    • In 1891, Dudley Allen was the last African-American trainer to win the Derby.
    • No winner has emerged from post 17. Since 1900, post 1 is tied for post 5 with 12 victories.

 

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