Every time the NBA lost its mind during its wildest summer ever Classic Empire is the favorite in the rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Here are the full odds for every horse. the Derby developed a notorious reputation, not only for having the favorite lose, but also for a long shot winning the race. Odds -on favorite Always Dreaming galloped away from the rest of the pack at NFL · NBA · World Football · CFB · MLB · MMA · WWE · Golf · NASCAR · More As ESPN Stats & Info noted, the winner of the biggest race of the year Always Dreaming wins # KentuckyDerby, becomes sixth straight horse to. NFL · NBA · World Football · CFB · MLB · MMA · WWE · Tennis · Boxing · More Kentucky Derby Details Post Position, Horse, Jockey, Trainer, Odds The favorite has won the Kentucky Derby the previous 4 years. a story documented well by Marcus Hersh of Daily Racing Form (via caybonsai.info).