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Todd Pletcher

Trainer

Pletcher won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver and trained Rags to Riches to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2007 and Princess of Sylmar for win the 2013 Kentucky Oaks. He won four straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer from 2004-2007 and again in 2010. He has trained multiple Eclipse champions including Uncle Mo, Ashado, English Channel, Speighstown, Fleet Indian, Wait a While, Lawyer Ron, and Left Bank.

Michael Tabor, John Magnier and Derrick Smith

Owner

Michael Tabor has a long history of owning racehorses.  He was owner of 1995 Kentucky Derby winner, Thunder Gulch and is one of only four men who have raced a winner of both the Kentucky Derby and the Epsom Derby.  Michael Tabor, John Magnier, and Derrick Smith have been horse racing partners since the mid-2000s. 

Pedigree

Havana is from the first crop of the talented but lightly-raced Dunkirk. Unraced at two, he made only five career starts before retiring to stud, notably finishing second in both the Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes in 2009.

Dunkirk's lone unplaced effort came in the Kentucky Derby. Trying the Run for the Roses in just his fourth career start, he finished 11th in the slop behind Mine That Bird.

By the successful sire Unbridled's Song (himself a son of 1990 Kentucky Derby champion Unbridled), Dunkirk is out of millionaire Secret Status, winner of the 2000 Kentucky Oaks and Mother Goose.

Havana is Dunkirk's leading performer so far, but he is also responsible for Sapling winner Dunkin Bend.

The maternal side of Havana's pedigree does not inspire confidence in his ability to handle 1 1/4 miles.

Havana's dam, Missy Turtle, is an unfashionably-bred sprinter who never won past 6 1/2 furlongs. She has produced three other winners, including the Canadian stakes-placed Among the Willows.

Missy Turtle was sired by Kyle's Our Man, winner of the 1990 Nashua and 1991 Gotham. Out of a multiple stakes-winning sprinter in Redding Ridge, Missy Turtle is also a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinters Chief J Strongbow and Egg Head.

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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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