CALIFORNIA CHROME CRUISES TO VICTORY IN 140TH KENTUCKY DERBY

CALIFORNIA CHROME CRUISES TO VICTORY IN 140TH KENTUCKY DERBY
LOUISVILLE, KY (Saturday, May 3, 2014) – Steven Coburn and Perry Martin’s favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I).  A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.  Art Sherman, 77, conditions California Chrome and became the oldest trainer to win a Kentucky Derby winner. Charlie Whittingham was 76
when Sunday Silence won the 1989 Kentucky Derby.

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