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Power Broker rolls in Frontrunner

  • Power Broker proved much the best in the Frontrunner (Benoit Photo)

Gary & Mary West's Power Broker rallied to the lead in the stretch and poured it on late in Saturday's Grade 1 Frontrunner Stakes at Santa Anita, posting a convincing victory in the first U.S. stakes race on the new "Road to the Kentucky Derby" scoring system.

Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Power Broker broke his maiden in the 1 1/16-mile test, stopping the teletimer in 1:44 2/5 on the fast track. He established himself as one of the favorites for November 3 Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita.

Power Broker finished fourth at odds-on in his career debut, a July 28 maiden special weight on Del Mar's Polytrack, and he then recorded a third in a turf maiden special weight on August 15. By Pulpit, the Kentucky-bred chestnut colt entered the Frontrunner off a neck second in the Oak Tree Turf Juvenile on September 5.

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.