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May 3, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Victor Espinoza aboard California Chrome (5) celebrates as they cross the finish line to win the 2014 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

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May 3 (Reuters) - California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby in brilliant fashion at a bright and sunny Churchill Downs on Saturday, adding another fairytale chapter to America's most famous and revered horse race.

Perfectly ridden by Victor Espinoza, the three-year-old colt pinned back his ears and sprinted clear of his rivals to win the $2.2 million classic by one and a quarter lengths.

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