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John Terranova II

Trainer

Terranova learned about horses from his father who owned horse for many years. While attending Boston College, Terranvoa decided to take a leave of absence to become an assistant trainer and never returned to school. He took out his training license in 1993 and began training for Team Valor in 1998 for whom he won the Aqueduct Handicap for with Star of Valor. He has also trained top stakes horses, Laragh, Negilgee, Gander, Fanny Freud and Shadow Caster.

Long Island Racing Stables, Sunrise Stables, Bentivegna

Owner

Robert Castelli isa an American Security consultant, politician and professor. He is considered an expert in criminal justice and security matters and had a 21 year career in the NYPD prior to  the New York State Assembly.

Pedigree

West Hills Giant is from the first crop of Frost Giant, a regally-bred son of Giant's Causeway.

Frost Giant scored his two biggest career victories at 1 1/4 miles, in the 2008 Suburban Handicap on dirt and the 2006 Kilternan Stakes in Ireland on turf.

Off to a fast start at stud, Frost Giant has also sired Kelli Got Frosty, twice a stakes winner in New York-bred company, and Giant Finish, runner-up in the John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway.

West Hills Giant is the first foal from turf sprinter Outtawesthills, who won once from five starts.

Outtawesthills is a daughter of sprinter/miler Take Me Out. Hero of the seven-furlong King's Bishop in 1991, Take Me Out also set a 6 1/2-furlong track record at Churchill Downs. But he managed 1 1/8 miles well enough to land the Tropical Park Handicap and miss by a nose in the 1993 Clark Handicap.

Not a fashionable sire, Take Me Out was responsible for one major winner in Kimberlite Pipe, who took the 1999 Louisiana Derby and finished a creditable sixth in the Kentucky Derby.

West Hills Giant has no significant relatives in his immediate family. Further back, his great-great granddam (fourth dam in the maternal line) is Lilac Hill, heroine of the 1973 Cotillion Handicap. She is the ancestress of several stakes winners, including the sprinter Classic Olympio and her speedy daughters Classify and Simplify.

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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

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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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