California Chrome is the first Kentucky Derby horse that trainer Art Sherman has trained. This is the second Kentucky Derby win for jockey Victor Espinoza, who won on War Emblem in 2002.
California Chrome is the first California-bred horse to win the Derby since 1962, coming in with a time of 2:03. Longshot Commanding Curve took second place, while Danza came in third.
Beverly, Mass.-based horse Wicked Strong finished in fourth place.
California Chrome will try to go for the Triple Crown at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on May 17.
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