David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to a victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Louisville, Ky.

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

Published: Saturday, May. 3, 2014 - 3:39 pm
Last Modified: Sunday, May. 11, 2014 - 9:15 am

California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, the Yuba City colt's fifth consecutive win.

Owned by Denise and Perry Martin, the colt, a 5-2 favorite, broke away down the stretch in front of 164,906 fans at Churchill Downs in Lexington, Ky., the second-largest crowd ever to watch a Kentucky Derby.

California Chrome finished the race in 2 minutes, 3.66 seconds, making a winner of jockey Victor Espinoza and trainer Art Sherman. Sherman, 77, became the oldest trainer ever to win a Kentucky Derby.

The win gave a California-bred horse victory in American horse racing's biggest event for the first time since 1962, when Decidedly won the run for the roses.

Commanding Curve, ridden by Shawn Bridgmohan at 35-1, finished second, and Danza, at 8-1 under Joe Bravo, finished third.

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