Updated: Sunday, 04 May 2014 06:43 | By Agence France-Presse

California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

California Chrome swept to victory in the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday.


California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

Race fans cheer prior to the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky - by Matthew Stockman

Jockey Victor Espinoza took the pre-race favorite to the lead at the top of the stretch and powered away to win the 1 1/4-mile, $2 million Run for the Roses, making 77-year-old Art Sherman the oldest trainer to saddle a Kentucky Derby winner.

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