May 17, 2017
Angela Spears, Dream Living Coach
Kentucky Debry, May 5-6,
2017, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
- Results (Source:
- Winner: Always Dreaming (post 5)
– Jockey John R. Velazquez; Trainer Todd A. Pletcher; Owner
Brooklyn Boyz Stables
- 2nd place: Lookin at Lee (post
- 3rd place: Battle of Midway
- 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
- 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
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