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May 3, 2014

KENTUCKY DERBY: California Chrome wins 140th Derby

Commanding Curve places, Danza shows



• Bay colt by Lucky Pulpit out of the Not For Love mare Love The Chase. Foaled Feb. 18, 2011.

• Won the Santa Anita Derby by 5 1/2 lengths over Hoppertunity

• Won the San Felipe Stakes gate-to-wire defeating Midnight Hawk by 7 1/4 lengths

• Earned $1,134,850 lifetime, out of 35 horses to enter the Kentucky Derby with more than $1 million in earnings, only one has won the Derby (Street Sense in 2007).

• Broke his maiden on May 17, 2013 on the Cushion (synthetic) track at Hollywood Park; attempting to become only fourth Kentucky Derby winner to have broken his maiden over a synthetic surface.

• California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.

• Total Points: 150; Ranked No. 1 on Leaderboard

• Owned by Steve and Carolyn Coburn and Perry and Denise Martin

— Churchill Downs

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