The 2017 Kentucky Derby lived up to the billing Saturday as Always Dreaming took home the prize.
The co-favorite closed at 9/2 odds and overtook State Of Honor with a 1/2 mile left to win the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Follow our Derby live blog below for race results, weather updates and highlights from the most prestigious race in horse racing.
7:08 p.m. ET: Here are the payouts for the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
7: 02 p.m. ET: Here’s a replay of the race.
6:53: Always Dreaming has won the Kentucky Derby.
6: 53: Always Dreaming takes the lead.
6: 52: State Of Honor has the early lead.
6:51: And we’re off.
6: 51 p.m. ET: We are moments away from race time.
6:37 p.m. ET: The riders are on their horses.
6:33 p.m. ET: Let’s meet the jockeys for today’s race.
6:31 p.m. ET: Bold choice.
6:26 p.m. ET: The walk to the paddock has been made.
6:22 p.m. ET: Bob Neumeier picks Always Dreaming, while Eddie Olcyzk picks McCracken. We are about 30 minutes away from the race.
6: 21 p.m. ET: NBC analysts Jerry Bailey, Carolyn Manno and Randy Moss pick Irish War Cry, while Donna Brothers and Kenny Rice pick Classic Empire.
6:08 p.m. ET: A lot of money has come in on Patch, the one-eyed horse.
6:07 p.m. ET: The track looks a little muddy after the midday storm.
5:50 p.m. ET: Not a bad crowd, right?
5:41 p.m. ET: One of these horses will win the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Which one will it be?
5:38 p.m. ET: Latest odds from OddsShark:
Always Dreaming +450
Classic Empire +500
Irish War Cry +600
Lookin At Lee +2200
Thunder Snow +2200
Practical Joke +2200
Battle of Midway +2800
J Boys Echo +3300
Fast and Accurate +4000
State of Honor +5000
5:31 p.m. ET: Jimmy Fallon predicts the winner with help from some furry friends.
5:25 p.m. ET: The sun is out.
5:15 p.m. ET: Harry Connick Jr. sings the national anthem at Churchill Downs.
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