Photos from the 143rd Kentucky Derby (22 images)

Florida Derby winner and Kentucky Derby favorite, Always Dreaming, wins the 143rd Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6 in Lexington.

Always Dreaming and jockey John Velazquez held off Lookin At Lee by 2 3/4 lengths at the wire on the rain soaked track.

Battle of Midway finished third and Classic Empire came in fourth.
Updated: May 7, 2017 at 12:03 AM
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Race fans try to pick their horses before the race. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
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Fancy hats are the order of the day. Photo by Mark Abraham/UPI
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A Derby fan finds a fashionable way to stay dry before the start of the race. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
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Fans in fancy hats await the start of the race. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
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A race fan buys a Mint Julep -- the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby -- before the start of the race. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI
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Fans in fancy hats await the start of the race. Photo by Mark Abraham/UPI
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Well-dressed fans make their way into Churchill Downs before the start of the race. Photo by Mark Abraham/UPI
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