California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 3, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Updated Saturday, May 3 at 4:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- 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.

They finished the 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.66.

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.

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