2017 Kentucky Derby

Associated Press

Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse.  Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs.  Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling off an upset victory at 13-1 odds Saturday. He became the first horse to skip the Derby and win the second leg of the Triple Crown since filly Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

Samantha Lederman

Always Dreaming will be aiming to win the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday Evening at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. As WUKY’s Samantha Lederman reports, this Kentucky Derby winner will be carrying the hopes of breeders Gerry Dilger and Mike Ryan, as well as a large and tight-knit Irish community here in Lexington along with him.

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire Are Neighbors In Preakness

May 18, 2017
Associated Press

The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There's no avoiding each other for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and rival Classic Empire.