California Chrome Wins Kentucky Derby

Strong favorite California Chrome pulled away down the stretch Saturday to win
the 140th Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Victor Espinoza and known for his runaway
wins, California Chrome overtook Uncle Sigh and Chitu at the top of the stretch and easily held off the rest of the 19-horse field. The 1 3/4-length victory over longshot Commanding Curve was the horse's fifth in a row. Danza finished third.