California Chrome Wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CBS/AP) — California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win at the 140th Kentucky Derby.

Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza make a decisive move and quickly sprinted clear.

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

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.

  • Longtime Bay Area Resident Art Sherman Prepares California Chrome For Preakness Stakes « CBS San Francisco

    […] Sherman lived in the Bay Area for some 40 years, and worked as a jockey and trainer at tracks in the region. He said he couldn’t be more proud of California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza, after they cruised to victory at the Kentucky Derby. […]

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