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Kentucky Derby: California Chrome favored

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The only time Victor Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby was aboard War Emblem in 2002. They broke from the No. 5 post, the same position he’ll start the 140th edition of the race with early 5-2 favorite California Chrome. “Hopefully, that’s my lucky number,” Espinoza said Wednesday. Eight horses have won from there, most recently Funny Cide in 2003. “I think it’s a perfect spot,” trainer Art Sherman said. “I think we break clean, he’ll ...

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