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Jeff Mullins

Trainer

Born in Murray, Utah, Jeff Mullins is a lifelong horseman. He galloped horses when he was eight years old, and as a teenager, rode at bush tracks in his home state and in Wyoming. Mullins started training at 17, supervising a string at Les Bois Park in Idaho, although the horses actually ran in his father's name. Venturing out on his own, he set up shop at Beulah Park in Ohio, but eventually returned to the West and achieved success at Turf Paradise in Arizona. That led him to move to the Southern California circuit, where he has racked up training titles at each of the major tracks. Five times the leading trainer at Hollywood Park, he has also taken home titles at Del Mar, Santa Anita and Fairplex. Mullins is the only trainer in history to win the Santa Anita Derby (G1) three straight times, courtesy of Buddy Gil (2003), Castledale (Ire) (2004) and Buzzards Bay (2005). All three were unplaced in the Kentucky Derby, with Buzzards Bay faring best in fifth. Castledale went on to land the Shoemaker Mile (G1) on turf in 2005. That same season, Captain Squire and Wild Fit also garnered Grade 1 victories for the stable. Mullins' wife, Amy, is very much part of the team, as she serves as his assistant trainer and gallops horses.

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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.