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California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby; payoffs announced

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- California Chrome has won the 140th Kentucky Derby.

Jockey Victor Espinoza finished the 1-1/4 miles in just over two minutes. The 5-2 favorite stretched his winning streak to five, and at 77, Art Sherman became the oldest winning Derby trainer.

Longshot Commanding Curve rallied for second, with Danza third. Wicked Strong was fourth.

According to WDRB's Eric Crawford, the payoffs have been announced. California Chrome pays $7, 5.60, 4.20. Commanding Curve $31.80, $15.40, Danza $6. Exacta $340. $1 Tri $1,712.30.

And the horses weren't the only winners. The track itself is getting high marks after officials reported that this was the second-most attended Kentucky Derby in history, with 164,906 people watching the race.

Wagering at the track for the Derby race totaled $11.9 million and $23.4 million for the day's program, which increased from the 2013 by four and 11 percent, respectively. All-sources wagering for the Kentucky Derby race card tied the 2012 all-time record with $186.6 million.

Churchill Downs returned $147.8 million to bettors, which is 79 percent of the day's total wagering.

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