California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win at the 140th Kentucky Derby.

Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza make a decisive move and quickly sprinted clear.

The 5-2 favorite stretched his winning streak to five and Art Sherman became the oldest winning Derby trainer at 77.

To see how folks were celebrating in New Haven, press play on the video above.

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