Derby Contenders

Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Kevin Tsujihara

Three Hollywood movie makers own Kentucky Derby 137 contender Comma to the Top who has swept the $750,000 Cash Call Futurity (GI), Generous Stakes, and Real Quiet Stakes during Hollywood Park’s Fall Meet.

Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum are co-founders of Spyglass Entertainment, the company has produced motion pictures like Seabiscuit, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Inisder, and The Sixth Sense.

Gary owns around 50 racehorses on his own and in partnership for the past 15 years. He has had success in the industry with horses like The Deputy who won the 2000 Santa Anita Derby and Gitano Hernando winner of the 2009 Goodwood Handicap.He has horses that race internationally in Europe and South Africa as well. Gary Barber was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and resides in Los Angeles.

Through much of the 1990s prior to founding Spyglass Entertainment, Birnbaum headed the Disney-affiliated independent studio Caravan Pictures backing popular films Angels in the Outfield, While You Were Sleeping, Powder, First Kid, and G.I. Jane. Throughout his career, Roger has been the president of the Guber/Peters Company, the president of worldwide productions for the United Artists, and the executive vice president of Twentieth Century Fox. Roger Birnbaum was born in 1950 in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Kevin Tsujihara, is the head of Warner Brothers’ Home Entertainment Division overseeing the home video, digital distribution, video games, technical operations, and anti-piracy efforts of the company. Kevin is in charge of increasing the sales of movies in stores and through online downloading. He worked during the summers for his father who was an egg distributor and delivered eggs to the merchants. Kevin then worked as an accountant, graduated from Stanford, and co-founded an online tax-filling company, before starting to work for Warner Brothers’ in 1994. Kevin Tsujihara was born on October 25, 1964 and grew up in in Petaluma, California.

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.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

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