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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.

Javier Castellano

Jockey

Castellano began his riding career in 1996 in his native country of Venezuela. In 1997 he came to the United States to ride and had his first winner at Calder that same year. He scored his biggest victories with Ghostzapper in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Classic and Bernardini in the 2006 Preakness. Other top horses include Union Rags, Stay Thirsty, Hilda's Passion, Red Rocks, and Telling.

Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey

Owner

Ken and Sarah Ramsey are natives of Artemus, Kentucky and are longtime horse lovers. Ken’s first glimpse of the Twin Spires came at age 5 when his family took a trip to Louisville and since that day he has always wanted to win the Kentucky Derby. The Ramsey’s have won numerous owners titles at racetracks across the country and have owned such stakes winners as Kitten’s Joy, Roses in May, Precious Kitten, and Pleasant Prince.

Pedigree

We Miss Artie is by the high-class turf horse Artie Schiller, winner of the 2005 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Artie Schiller's resume also features a course record-setting romp in the 2004 Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park, along with major scores in the Maker's Mark Mile and Bernard Baruch.

By the Sadler's Wells stallion El Prado (also the sire of Kitten's Joy), Artie Schiller has tended to sire horses of a similarly turf-friendly profile. His talented daughter My Conquestadory beat the boys in the Summer Stakes on turf and then added the Alcibiades on Polytrack; his Australian Group 1 hero Laser Hawk and multiple Grade 2 veteran Mr. Commons likewise excelled on turf.

We Miss Artie is the second foal out of Athena's Gift, who also scored both of her career wins on the grass. Her first foal, Speed Goddess, won over Woodbine's Polytrack.

Athena's Gift is a daughter of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Among his leading progeny are Australian champion Haradasun, subsequently a Group 1 winner at Royal Ascot; 2005 Haskell victor Roman Ruler; and Grade 1 winners Bandini and Champ Pegasus.

Athena's Gift was produced by Grade 2-placed stakes victress Russian Bride, who is also responsible for the multiple Grade 2-placed Rushin' to Altar. Further back, this is the family of 1994 German Oaks winner Risen Raven.

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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.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

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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California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.