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Apr 5 2014 Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park I 1 1/8 Miles 4 REPLAY

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Peter Miller

Trainer

His interest in horses started at a young age when his parents would take him to the racetrack to watch their horses run. Peter has shown his talents with the young horses by guiding Comma To The Top to victories in all of the juvenile stakes at Hollywood Park including the G-1 Cash Call Futurity. Comma To The Top started in the 2012 Kentucky Derby. He followed that with another successfull campaign of top two year old Majestic City.Peter wanted to be a jockey so at age 10 he went to a jockey school in Castaic, California for one year.When it was obvious he would grow to tall to pursue his dream of being a jockey, so he started to work as a groom on the backside during high school.After graduation, he worked full-time as a groom for the late Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Wittingham.Peter saddled his first winner, Dynashield, on April 25, 1988 at Santa Anita Park.Set Play gave him his first Grade I win in the Del Mar Debutante in September 2010.

Donegal Racing

Owner

Donegal Racing is a partnership that was formed in 2008 and is managed by Jerry Crawford who has been involved in horse ownership for over 30 years. The name refers to the Irish county of origin of the Donegal family and the racing silks as well as the names of the partnership horses reflect the Irish heritage. The group campaigned Paddy O’Prado who finished third in the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Along with Dullahan, Donegal Racing was represented by G-2 winner O’Prado Again in 2011.

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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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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.