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California Chrome Wins The Kentucky Derby

NPR | May 3, 2014 6:26 p.m.

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Dana Farrington

California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3 in Louisville.

California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3 in Louisville.

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California Chrome has won the 140th running of Kentucky Derby. The horse was favored to win, despite quirks that set him apart from his more traditional competitors.

“Derby dreams do come true,” an announcer said after the race. [Copyright 2014 NPR]

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