California Chrome was convincing with a win as the favorite in Kentucky Derby 140.
Chrome taking it all in
Tapiture, 15th, and Steve Asmussen
Medal Count, eighth
California Chrome enjoying himself
Commanding Curve, second
Hoppertunity was scratched two days before the race. He had ankle surgery and will miss the rest of the Triple Crown season.
General a Rod after his pre-Derby work. He was 11th.
Uncle Sigh wore blinkers with a purple heart for Wounded Warriors. He was 14th,
Dance With Fate always eye-catching. He was sixth.
California Chrome was backed off the van on arrival.
The scene on Monday before the Derby
Wildcat Red was 18th. He suffered a cut on his right side during the race.
Gary Stevens beneath the Twin Spires on Candy Boy
Ride On Curlin, seventh
Medal Count in full flight
Wildcat Red trainer Jose Garoffalo
Wicked Strong trainer Jimmy Jerkens, wearing a New York Giants hat
Wicked Strong drew fans’ attention while schooling. He was fourth.
Fans watch the works
The Big Board at sunrise
Chitu was named for a famous horse in Chinese history. He finished ninth.
In the end, Chrome proved the deserving favorite