Cloud Computing finishes first at Preakness, dashes Always Dreaming’s Triple Crown hopes

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Jockey John Velazquez celebrates as he guides Always Dreaming #5 across the finish line to win the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Cloud Computing, ridden by Javier Castellano, finished first in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, denying Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming a chance to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown.

Classic Empire crossed the finish line second at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Always Dreaming, which led much of the race, finished well back.