California bred horse wins Kentucky Derby race, beating 20 others contenders

First California bred horse to win in 52 years

California Chrome, a specially bred California horse with ties to Kern County, has officially been named the winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby. 

The winner and his jockey, Victor Ezpinosa, finished the 1 1/4 miles race coming in at 2:03.66.

This was the second Derby win for Ezpinosa, but a proud and first for California Chrome and his owners, Perry Martin and Steve Coburn. 

California Chrome won over contender Samraat by 1 3/4 lengths. 



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