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Jerry Hollendorfer

Trainer

Jerry Hollendorfer has saddled over 6000 winners and entered racing’s Hall Of Fame in 2011 honoring his long and illustrious career. Known for his hard work and dedication he claims horse racing is also his hobby. In 2010 he trained champion Blind Luck who also joined Lite Light and Pike Place Dancer on his roster of Kentucky Oaks winners. Other top runners include , Dakota Phone, King Glorious, Event of the Year, Tuscan Evening, Heatseeker and Chocolate Candy.

Mike Smith

Jockey

The son of a jockey, Smith, rode in his first race at age 11.  In 2005 Smith guided Giacomo to a win in the Kentucky Derby, and in 2013 rode Princess of Sylmar to victory in the Kentucky Oaks. He has won both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and 17 Breeders' Cup races, including three Classics. He has won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey, the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the  George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, and was inducted in the the Hall of Fame in 2003. Mounts include: Azeri, Zenyatta, Holy Bull, Skip Away, Thunder Gulch, and Lure.

Sid & Jenny Craig

Owner

Sid and Jenny Craig, who co-founded the successful weight loss company that bears her name, raced horses together until Sid's death last July. Their horses are now campaigned in the name of their trust. Chocolate Candy's current success is particularly poignant. The homebred colt is by one of the Craigs' top runners, Candy Ride (Arg), who captured the 2003 Pacific Classic (G1) and retired undefeated. The couple enjoyed a unique Derby experience in 1992. Jenny purchased English Group 1 star Dr Devious (Ire) for $2.5 million for her husband's 60th birthday, with a view toward winning the Kentucky Derby (G1). Unfortunately, he finished seventh in the Run for the Roses, but he returned to England to capture the Epsom Derby (Eng-G1). Other notable performers sporting the Craig silks include Hall of Famer Paseana (Arg), the champion older mare in 1992-93; multiple Grade 1 heroines Alpride (Ire), Different (Arg) and Exchange; and multiple Grade 2-winning millionaire Brave Act (GB). Aside from their success in the business and racing worlds, the Craigs have been well known for their charitable endeavors, supporting such organizations as San Diego Hospice, Easter Seals, United Way/CHAD, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. They also made significant donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina as well as the San Diego fires. Two years ago, Sid and Jenny became the first couple ever to receive the Horatio Alger Award in Washington, D.C. In her 2004 autobiography, “The Jenny Craig Story: How One Woman Changes Millions of Lives,” Jenny offered the following portrait of her husband: “Sid … has the charisma of a Jack Kennedy, the intelligence of an Alan Greenspan, the creative mind of a Steven Spielberg, and the humor of a Jackie Mason, along with the good looks of a Clark Gable.”

Sid & Jenny Craig

Breeder

Sid and Jenny Craig, who co-founded the successful weight loss company that bears her name, raced horses together until Sid's death last July. Their horses are now campaigned in the name of their trust. Chocolate Candy's current success is particularly poignant. The homebred colt is by one of the Craigs' top runners, Candy Ride (Arg), who captured the 2003 Pacific Classic (G1) and retired undefeated. The couple enjoyed a unique Derby experience in 1992. Jenny purchased English Group 1 star Dr Devious (Ire) for $2.5 million for her husband's 60th birthday, with a view toward winning the Kentucky Derby (G1). Unfortunately, he finished seventh in the Run for the Roses, but he returned to England to capture the Epsom Derby (Eng-G1). Other notable performers sporting the Craig silks include Hall of Famer Paseana (Arg), the champion older mare in 1992-93; multiple Grade 1 heroines Alpride (Ire), Different (Arg) and Exchange; and multiple Grade 2-winning millionaire Brave Act (GB). Aside from their success in the business and racing worlds, the Craigs have been well known for their charitable endeavors, supporting such organizations as San Diego Hospice, Easter Seals, United Way/CHAD, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. They also made significant donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina as well as the San Diego fires. Two years ago, Sid and Jenny became the first couple ever to receive the Horatio Alger Award in Washington, D.C. In her 2004 autobiography, “The Jenny Craig Story: How One Woman Changes Millions of Lives,” Jenny offered the following portrait of her husband: “Sid … has the charisma of a Jack Kennedy, the intelligence of an Alan Greenspan, the creative mind of a Steven Spielberg, and the humor of a Jackie Mason, along with the good looks of a Clark Gable.”

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