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California Chrome

Wins Kentucky Derby

4 May, 2014

Chrome wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Chrome made winning the race look easy, pulling away down the stretch to win the race by 1 3/4 lengths. The racehorse ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.66 and paid $4.20, $5.60 and $7. The horse was the 5-2 favorite in the crowd of 164,906, the second largest in the Derby’s history. The horse has a unlikely pedigree for a Kentucky Derby champion, with his mother only winning one race in her career. Trainer Art Sherman becomes the oldest trainer to win the Derby. After the race, Sherman said:

He gave me the biggest thrill I ever had in my life. Sometimes you don’t get a lot of respect. We’re in Kentucky and you know most of the Derby winners are bred here and few outside of Kentucky.

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