Mill Ridge & Nicoma News

California Chrome won the Derby.

May 5, 2014

Congratulations to our clients Steven Coburn & Perry Martin.

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER - CALIFORNIA CHROME, 126, c, 3, by Lucky Pulpit
1st Dam: Love the Chase, by Not for Love
2nd Dam: Chase It Down, by Polish Numbers
3rd Dam: Chase the Dream, by Sir Ivor
O/B-Steven Coburn & Perry Martin (CA); T-Art Sherman; J-Victor Espinoza. $1,417,800.

Lifetime Record: 11-7-1-0, $2,552,650.

Trainer Art Sherman last visited Churchill Downs in 1955 as the exercise rider for Swaps. This week, the
conditioner visited his grave, asking for some divine intervention. A man who looked very much at ease
with the entire Derby experience throughout the week, Sherman had his prayers answered in the span of 123
seconds Saturday afternoon. "Just awesome. I'm breathless," he admitted. "This is so cool. I think I rode the horse with Victor [Espinoza] the last 70 yards. It was a picture-perfect ride. He was right where he should have been all the way around. Coming down the stretch I was thinking, "Keep rollin big boy. Keep rollin.' This has to be the sweetest
moment of my life. To be my age and have something like this happen, what can you say? For all my friends
in California, this is for you. We did it!"

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