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California Chrome Wins the Kentucky Derby

Monday, May 5, 2014  |  Updated 8:32 AM PDT
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    California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza made a decisive move and quickly sprinted clear. They finished the 1¼ miles in 2:03.66.

    "I never had the dream that I would win two Kentucky Derbys in my entire career," Espinoza said after the win. "I was a young guy and never knew I was going to be a jockey and look at me. Just an awesome feeling."

    The 5-2 favorite stretched his winning streak to five and Art Sherman, 77, became the oldest winning Derby trainer.

    In a game dominated by millionaires and billionaires, this was a victory for the little guys. Owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn bred an $8,000 mare to a $2,500 stallion to win the world's most famous race with their one-horse stable.

    Long shot Commanding Curve rallied for second, with Danza third. Wicked Strong was fourth.

    Watch a full replay of the race here.

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