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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 4 2013 139th Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 M 17 REPLAY
Apr 6 2013 Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park I 1 1/8 M 1 REPLAY
Mar 9 2013 San Felipe Santa Anita Park II 1 1/16 M 4 REPLAY
Jan 5 2013 Sham Santa Anita Park III 1 M 1 REPLAY
Nov 17 2012 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes Delta Downs III 1 1/16 M 1 REPLAY
Oct 6 2012 Foxwoods Champagne Belmont Park I 1 M 2 REPLAY

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Doug O'Neill

Trainer

Doug O'Neill began training in 1994 and has been a perennial leader on the southern California racing circuit. In 2012 he rose to the highest level of the sport by saddling I'll Have Another to win the 138th Kentucky Derby and he would also go on to capture the Preakness stakes but was retired before a run for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. Prior to his success with I'll Have Another, Doug was recognized for his campaigning of the popular gelding Lava Man who he claimed for $50,000 and would go on to win over $5 million including grade 1 races on three different surfaces while capturing the hearts and interest of fans around the world. Lava Man is now the stable pony for Team O'Neill and escorted I'll Have Another to the post of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories. He has saddled the winners of three Breeders Cup races and trained three Eclipse champions. Other top stable stars include He's Had Enough, Goldencents, Know More, Handsome Mike, Stevie Wonderboy, Thor's Echo, Square Eddie, Maryfield, Great Hunter and Notional. He credits his brother Dennis, stable manager and bloodstock agent, for helping with his success.

Kevin Krigger

Jockey

Kevin Krigger is a native of St Croix, US Virgin Islands. He jumped on his first horse at age 5 when he took his neighbor's pleasure horse for a joy ride. He began riding officially at age 10 and has been riding for more than a decade. He arrived in the States in 2001 beginning his riding career in Ohio and Mountaineer before moving west to make his mark at Golden Gate Fields and Emerald Downs. Krigger is now a regular on the Southern California racing circuit.

W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney & RAP Racing

Owner

W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney and RAP Racing is a partnership with a collective extensive involvement in horse racing. RAP Racing is the stable name for champion basketball coach and of the Louisville Cardinals, Rick Pitino, who is an avid race fan. W.C. Racing is Glen Sorgenstein and Josh Kaplan who have raced such stars as G-2 winners Enriched and Informed. Dave Kenney owns Westrux International, a large trucking transportation services dealership in Southern California. Top contenders he has been involved with include G-1 winners Richard's Kid and Willyconker.

Pedigree

Goldencents' pedigree leaves some uncertainty about his aptitude for the Derby's 1 1/4 miles.

He is from the first crop of Into Mischief, a noted juvenile of 2007 who scored his signature win in the CashCall Futurity. During a three-year-old campaign limited by injury, he raced only at seven furlongs, winning a minor stakes at Santa Anita and placing in both the San Vicente and Malibu.

Off to a good start at stud, Into Mischief has also sired Jerome hero Vyjack and top Louisiana-bred filly Sittin at the Bar.

Goldencents is out of the mare Golden Works, winner of a pair of low-level races at six furlongs.

Her sire, Banker's Gold, captured the 1 1/8-mile Peter Pan at three, but was more effective as a sprinter/miler at four, when he landed the Tom Fool Handicap and placed in both the Carter and Metropolitan Handicaps. An indifferent sire, he was exported to Cyprus at the age of 14.

Golden Works' dam, Body Works, was a multiple stakes winner on smaller circuits. She won or placed in 35 of 45 lifetime starts over five seasons of racing.

Although the immediate family is not noteworthy, further back in the line one finds 1983 Kentucky Derby winner Sunny's Halo.

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California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

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