Kentucky Derby 2017: Results, Highlights & Betting Payouts

The Kentucky Derby has come to a close. Some people won big time, while others may have lost their house (I’m not kidding). I was almost peer-pressed into chipping in a couple of bucks to gamble on the race. Good thing I didn’t because the horse I picked lagged far behind. Let’s just say that Practical Joke didn’t win first place and leave it like that. Okay, it was fifth place. I was planning on choosing the fifth place horse. Happy?

But which horse won first place? There’s a reason I waited this long to break the news: I want people to click on my articles and not read it all in the preview. Okay, I’ll cut the sh*t and tell you who won. It was a horse named Always Dreaming.

Legendary gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson once called the Kentucky Derby “Decadent and Depraved.” You be the judge.

There's nothing better than winning The Kentucky Derby! #TasteOfSuccess presented by @GHMUMM!

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 6, 2017

Here’s a quick glimpse of the 2-minute spectacle. Watch the world’s most famous horse race!

Watch 'Always Dreaming' win the 143rd running of the @KentuckyDerby! #KentuckyDerby #DerbyDay

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 6, 2017

2017 Kentucky Derby Results

Winner: Always Dreaming
Place: Lookin at Lee
Show: Battle of Midway
4th Place: Classic Empire
5th Place: Practical Joke
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10th Place:
Irish War Cry
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15th Place:
J Boys Echo
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Fast And Accurate
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19th Place:
State Of Honor
Last Place:
Thunder Snow

2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Payouts

Horse: Always Dreaming
Win: $11.40
Place: $7.20
Show: $5.80

Horse: Looking at Lee
Place: $26.60
Show: $15.20

Horse: Battle of Midway
Show: $20.80

$2 Exacta (5-1): $336.20

$1 Trifecta (5-1-11): $8,297.20

$1 Superfecta (5-1-11-14): $75,974.50

2017 Kentucky Derby Purse Distribution

1st Place: $1.24 million

2nd Place: $400,000

3rd Place: $200,000

4th Place: $100,000

5th Place: $60,000

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