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Starlight Racing & Skychai Racing, LLC

Starlight Racing was founded by Jack and Laurie Wolf and was represented early on by millionaire earner and Kentucky Debry starter Harlan's Holiday. As a leading partnership in racing they have also campaigned back to back Eclipse Award champion and Kentucky Oaks winner Ashado. They have been in business for over ten years and in 2004 were joined in the current partnership by Barbara and Donald Lucarelli. 

Jim Shircliff and Harvey Diamond of Skychai Racing, entered the horse business together nearly 20 years ago. Skychai Racing LLC’s founder and racing manager is Harvey Diamond, M.D.  Diamond has loved horse racing since he was a child, when his father would get him out of school to attend the races.  Diamond purchased his first horse in 1984; he is a physician, owner and president of Occupational Physician Services, P.S.C.

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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Lindsay & Els Chicago, IL

First time at the Oaks so that's why we have these crazy hats on, shaped like cheese hats and painted pink in honor of Bright Pink, which is a great charity.
Paula's picking California Chrome

Kentucky Derby 140 presented by Yum! - The Race

Kentucky Derby 140 - Road to the Derby

Kentucky Derby 140 Intro

Around the Downs - The Stables

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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.