California Chrome Wins 140th Kentucky Derby

Image: California Chrome Wins 140th Kentucky Derby California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, comes out of the fourth turn en route to winning the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3.

Saturday, 03 May 2014 06:44 PM

 

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California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby in brilliant fashion at a bright and sunny Churchill Downs on Saturday. 

Perfectly ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome pinned back his ears and sprinted clear of his rivals to easily win the $2.2 million, one and a quarter mile classic.

Commanding Curve, one of the longshots in the 19-horse field, finished strongly to take second while Danza battled in for third.

Unbeaten in four starts this season, California Chrome started as the 5-2 favorite after romping to victories in previous races, including last month's Santa Anita Derby that was one of the key lead-up events to the Run for the Roses.

His 77-year-old trainer Art Sherman became the oldest man to train the winner of the Kentucky Derby.

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