Kentucky Derby 2014: Standings, Winning Time and Prize Money Results

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Kentucky Derby 2014: Standings, Winning Time and Prize Money Results
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Make it five in a row for California Chrome.

The race favorite didn't disappoint, running away from the pack in the final stretch and holding off the late push of Commanding Curve to win the 2014 Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. While the victory wasn't as dominant as his previous performances—including that now-famous Santa Anita Derby run—it was still a pretty comfortable victory.

And five straight wins, at that.

Commanding Curve finished second, while Danza's charging run down the stretch left him in third. According to the Associated Press, via ESPN, California Chrome finished with a time of two minutes and 3.66 secondsHere's how the entire field finished:

2014 Kentucky Derby Results
Pos. Post Horse Jockey Trainer Lengths
1 5 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman -
2 17 Commanding Curve Shaun Bridgmohan Dallas Stewart 1 3/4
3 4 Danza Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher 3
4 20 Wicked Strong Rajiv Maragh Jimmy Jerkens 5 3/4
5 6 Samraat Jose Ortiz Rick Violette Jr. 5 3/4
6 12 Dance With Fate Corey Nakatani Peter Eurton 6 1/4
7 19 Ride On Curlin Calvin Borel Billy Gowan 6 3/4
8 14 Medal Count Robby Albarado Dale Romans 7 1/2
9 13 Chitu Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 8
10 7 We Miss Artie Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 8 1/4
11 8 General A Rod Joel Rosario Mike Maker 8 1/4
12 16 Intense Holiday John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 9
13 18 Candy Boy Gary Stevens John Sadler 11 3/4
14 3 Uncle Sigh Irad Ortiz Jr. Gary Contessa 15
15 15 Tapiture Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen 16 1/4
16 2 Harry's Holiday Corey Lanerie Mike Maker 22 1/2
17 9 Vinceremos Joe Rococo Jr. Todd Pletcher 28
18 10 Wildcat Red Luis Saez Jose Garoffalo 28 1/4
19 1 Vicar's In Trouble Rosie Napravnik Mike Maker 38 1/4
11 Hoppertunity Mike Smith Bob Baffert SCR

via NBC broadcast

And here are the purse payouts:

Kentucky Derby Payouts
Place Horse Owner Winnings
1 California Chrome Steve and Carolyn Coburn & Perry and Denise Martin $1,417,800
2 Commanding Curve West Point Thoroughbreds $400,000
3 Danza Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners $200,000
4 Wicked Strong Centennial Farms $100,000
5 Samraat My Meadowview Farm $60,000

Finally, here are the betting payouts, via

And in case you missed the race, you're in luck, as you can see California Chrome dominate below:

What a story California Chrome is. His mother, Love the Chase, was purchased for $8,000 and was bred with Lucky Pulpit for $2,000. The resulting foal was California Chrome, who Saturday alone earned $1,417,800. 

Also consider the following, from Darren Rovell of ESPN:

Given how popular California Chrome is going to be as a sire once he retires, he'll be worth much, much more than that. 

David Goldman/Associated Press

And he certainly gave his trainer a moment to treasure, via the Kentucky Derby's official Twitter account:

So now all of the focus turns to the Preakness Stakes, where California Chrome's speed should play very well on the shorter track. If California Chrome was going to struggle in a Triple Crown race, it would probably be the longer Belmont Stakes, though part of CC's allure is his versatility.

One would guess Hoppertunity would run in Baltimore and be one of the major challengers to the Derby champion. Hoppertunity was considered one of the primary contenders for the Kentucky Derby before being withdrawn.

It's possible that this year's Kentucky Oaks winner, Untapable, could also be unleashed for the Preakness. Now that would be a fun matchup, though it's probably an unlikely one. 

If Danza runs at Pimlico, he'd certainly be a threat, as would Samraat. Both horses have dangerous speed and could give California Chrome a run for his money. 

Even if the smart money remains on the Kentucky Derby winner.

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