California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, won the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, pulling away down the stretch to win by 1 3/4 lengths.
Art Sherman became the oldest trainer to win the Derby at 77.
“It’s been a long haul,” Sherman said, smiling. “I’m just the same old Art Sherman, except I won the Kentucky Derby.”
The race was run in front of a crowd of 164,906, the second-largest in Kentucky Derby history.
“I never dreamt of winning two Kentucky Derbies in my entire career,” Espinoza said. “It’s an awesome feeling and when I work hard, everything comes along.”