Kentucky Derby 2014 Payout: Prize Money Payout, Order of Finish and Reaction

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIMay 3, 2014

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman, left, after Victor Espinoza rode   California Chrome to victory in the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Let the Triple Crown talk begin.

With a dominant performance at the 140th Kentucky Derby, California Chrome made some bettors quite happy. Down the stretch, California Chrome simply ran away from the field on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Guided by veteran jockey Victor Espinoza, California Chrome made it look easy. Even at the outset, before the horse took total control, he never looked out of sorts or uncomfortable.

When he made his move, he simply outclassed the rest of the field. Here's the final order of finish:

2014 Kentucky Derby Results
15California ChromeVictor EspinozaArt Sherman-
217Commanding CurveShaun BridgmohanDallas Stewart1 3/4
34DanzaJoe BravoTodd Pletcher3
420Wicked StrongRajiv MaraghJimmy Jerkens5 3/4
56SamraatJose OrtizRick Violette Jr.5 3/4
612Dance With FateCorey NakataniPeter Eurton6 1/4
719Ride On CurlinCalvin BorelBilly Gowan6 3/4
814Medal CountRobby AlbaradoDale Romans7 1/2
913ChituMartin GarciaBob Baffert8
107We Miss ArtieJavier CastellanoTodd Pletcher8 1/4
118General A RodJoel RosarioMike Maker8 1/4
1216Intense HolidayJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher9
1318Candy BoyGary StevensJohn Sadler11 3/4
143Uncle SighIrad Ortiz Jr.Gary Contessa15
1515TapitureRicardo Santana Jr.Steve Asmussen16 1/4
162Harry's HolidayCorey LanerieMike Maker22 1/2
179VinceremosJoe Rococo Jr.Todd Pletcher28
1810Wildcat RedLuis SaezJose Garoffalo28 1/4
191Vicar's In TroubleRosie NapravnikMike Maker38 1/4
 11HoppertunityMike SmithBob BaffertSCR

What did California Chrome's 77-year-old trainer have to say about how the win might change him?

Per Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form, Sherman said this:

Horse racing has a little to do with gambling. Even more important than the full results is the list of horses that finished in the top three.

Here's the official payouts, per the NBC broadcast:

2014 Kentucky Derby Payouts
California Chrome$7.00$5.60$4.20
Commanding Curve$31.80$15.40

*$2 Exacta (5-17) paid $340.00; $1 Trifecta (5-17-4) paid $1,712.30; $1 Superfecta (5-17-4-20) paid $7,691.90.

Because California Chrome was the favorite all week, bandwagon bettors didn't clean up with their winnings. However, per ESPN's Darren Rovell, those who had the insight to bet on the colt in Nov. 2013 made a mint Saturday:

California Chrome and his team made history in several ways. Take a look at some of the accomplishments and history that was made:

In a sport where high-priced breeding generates thoroughbreds that contend for fame in the biggest races, California Chrome represents the minority.

He is the product of an $8,000 mare and a $2,500 stallion from a one-horse stable, per

All of those distinctions make California Chrome's story all the more magnetic. The sport is starving for a horse that can captivate the attention of the casual fan. California Chrome and his lovable trainer are the perfect combination to appeal to the masses.

It takes more than talent to become a star, and California Chrome seems to have the "it" factor.

If he's able to win the Preakness Stakes on May 17, the hype will reach an all-time high. Stay tuned and buckle up.