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Always Dreaming Favorite in Preakness Stakes (G1)

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby (G1), Coady Photography

May 19, 2017 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

Following an impressive win in the 143rd Kentucky Derby, Always Dreaming tries to keep the Triple Crown dream alive when he goes post ward in the $1,500,000 Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Pimlico.

Owned by the partnership of MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz Stable, Teresa Viola, St Elias Stable, Siena Farm, and West Point Thoroughbreds, the son of Bodemeister shipped to Baltimore shortly after the Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher and exercise rider Nick Bush have been with him almost every day since the Run for the Roses.

Legendary track announcer Tom Durkin is a member of the West Point partnership that owns a minority interest in Always Dreaming. Also in the partnership is former Cleveland Browns player Robert Jackson.

Congratulations to all of his connections. Winning the Kentucky Derby is a dream come true and it’s been a magical ride with this special horse.

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Preakness post time: 6:45 ET

TV coverage: NBC starting at 5 pm. Pre race coverage on NBC Sports from 2:30-5 pm

Streaming: NBSports.com or the NBC Sports app


Always Dreamings breaks from post 4 under Hall of Famer John Velazquez


Always Dreaming Partners with roses in the winner’s circle after the Kentucky Derby:

Partner Dana Fitzsimmons with the West Point president Terry Finley at the Preakness draw:

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