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May 5 2007 133rd Kentucky Derby presented by YUM! Brands Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 Mile 1 N/A

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Carl Nafzger

Trainer

Carl Nafzger, a former rodeo bullriding champion from Plainview, Texas, was indcuted into the US Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.  Nafzger trained Unbridled to victories in the 1990 Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic, winning the 1990 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer. In 1998 he trained Banshee Breeze to the Outstanding 3 year old filly award. He trained Street Sense to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and the 2007 Kentucky Derby.

Calvin Borel

Jockey

Born in South Louisiana, Borel knew from a very early age he wanted to become a jockey. He won his first career Kentucky Derby in 2007 on Street Sense, and followed that up two years later with a rail skimming ride on longshot Mine That Bird, and won his third Kentucky Derby in 2010 aboard Super Saver. Borel also won the 2009 Kentucky Oaks and Preakness Stakes aboard Rachel Alexandra. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

James B. Tafel

Owner

The retired chair and chief executive officer for Dun & Bradstreet Technical Publishing Company (1978-1983), James B. Tafel is the owner and breeder of 2006 2 Year Old Champion Colt Street Sense.  Street Sense won the 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, the 2007 Kentucky Derby and 2007 Travers Stakes. Tafel is a 1950 graduate of Pitt's Katz School of Business.

James B. Tafel

Breeder

The retired chair and chief executive officer for Dun & Bradstreet Technical Publishing Company (1978-1983), James B. Tafel is the owner and breeder of 2006 2 Year Old Champion Colt Street Sense.  Street Sense won the 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, the 2007 Kentucky Derby and 2007 Travers Stakes. Tafel is a 1950 graduate of Pitt's Katz School of Business.

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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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