California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

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.”

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