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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 4 2013 139th Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 M 11 REPLAY
Apr 13 2013 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park I 1 1/8 M 1 REPLAY
Nov 24 2012 Remsen Stakes Aqueduct II 1 1/8 M 1 REPLAY

Connections

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.

Rafael Bejarano

Jockey

Bejarano fell in love with horse racing while attending the races in his native Peru. He studied at the country’s jockey school and groomed horses in the mornings to pay for his tuition. In May of 2002 he came to the United States and won his first race in July that same year. He has won riding titles at all major tracks in California and Kentucky. He won the 2010 Kentucky Oaks aboard champion Blind Luck.He was the regular rider for Breeders Cup winners Intercontinental and Ginger Punch. Other top horses from 2011 include Liaison, Weemissfrankie and Euroears.

Repole Stable

Owner

Mike Repole is the founder of Vitaminwater and Smartwater which he sold to The Coca-Cola Company in 2007. Mike’s racehorses to date include Uncle Mo, the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and Travers, Gotham, and Cigar Mile winner Stay Thirsty. In 2013 he starts Remsen winner Overanalyze in the Derby and Unlimited Budget in the Kentucky Oaks.

Pedigree

Overanalyze's pedigree offers some encouragement, without being conclusive, about his distance capacity.

He is by Dixie Union, who earned his most significant victories in the 1 1/8-mile Haskell and seven-furlong Malibu in 2000. A few of his top performers have stayed farther than he did -- most notably Union Rags, last year's Belmont winner; Dixie Strike, who beat the boys in the 2012 Prince of Wales; and Grasshopper, close runner-up in the 2007 Travers. Others, like the smart juvenile filly Hot Dixie Chick and turf/synthetic runner Dixie Chatter, had distance limitations.

Overanalyze is out of the unraced mare Unacloud, who has also produced 2006 Matron victress Meadow Breeze and Mighty Monsoon, third in the 2011 Best Pal. Interestingly, both of Overanalyze's half-siblings were at their best as juveniles.

Unacloud was sired by Unaccounted For, hero of the 1995 Whitney Handicap and runner-up to the great Cigar in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Although beautifully bred himself, Unaccounted For was not a raging success at stud and was exported to Turkey in 2002. Yet, in addition to Overanalyze, he also factors as the broodmare sire of Kentucky Oaks contender Executiveprivilege.

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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

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