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California Chrome, ridden by jockey
Victor Espinoza, pulled away to win
the 140th Kentucky Derby.
This year's Derby winner, California Chrome, was never expected to win. The horse didn't have the normal pedigree; the owners weren't the usual high-brow types and the trainer was pushing 80. Basically everyone involved with California Chrome got handed plenty of reasons why they shouldn't be in the horse-racing business. But these guys did it anyway.
They didn't ask for permission. They figured out a plan, followed their hearts and their passion and DID IT ANYWAY. Sound familiar?
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