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Always Dreaming Has Connections Doing Just That After Florida Derby Win

By Margaret Ransom

Always Dreaming Wins the 2017 Florida Derby with John Velazquez aboard. Photo: Coglianese

Always Dreaming wins the 2017 Florida Derby with John Velazquez aboard. Photo: Coglianese

Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa and Vinnie Viola, Siena Farm, West Point Thoroughbreds and St. Elias Stable’s Always Dreaming went from Kentucky Derby (GI) outsider to legit contender in one fell swoop on Saturday with his impressive five-length victory in the $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park. The bay son of Bodemeister was ridden to victory by trainer Todd Pletcher’s go-to jockey, Hall of Famer John Velazquez, in the nine-furlong test and stopped the clock over the fast track in 1:47.47, slightly more than three ticks off the track record set by Arrogate in the Pegasus World Cup (GI) two months ago.

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