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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 6 2006 132nd Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs 1 1/4 Mile 1 N/A

Connections

Michael Matz

Trainer

Michael Matz stepped into the national spotlight of horse racing as the trainer of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. Throughout the triumph and tragedy of that year he recognized the great effect Barbaro had on the racing industry and it's fans. He is an accomplished equestrian and rode on the USA Olympic Team earning team and individual medals, and had the honor of carrying the American Flag in the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Olympic Games.

Edgar Prado

Jockey

A three time US Jockey Champion and winner of the 2006 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey.  Prado is winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby aboard Barbaro, two time winner of the Belmont Stakes, and three time Breeders' Cup winner. He is one of 6 jocks with over 6,000 wins. A native of Lima, Peru, he was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2008. Signifigant mounts include: Lemon Drop Kid, Saint Liam, and Funny Cide.

Lael Stables

Owner

Lael Stables

Breeder

Pedigree

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California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

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Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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Kentucky Derby 140 presented by Yum! - The Race

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GET TO KNOW THE KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER CALIFORNIA CHROME (PRE-RACE BIO)

California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.