Saturday’s 140th running of the Kentucky Derby was far from the most exciting two minutes in sports.
California Chrome navigated the mile-and-one-quarter in a ho-hum fashion, even being held up by his jockey, Victor Espinoza, early in the race.
But California Chrome put on a stretch run that we won’t forget anytime soon.
Although he didn’t lead wire-to-wire, California Chrome had a trip that could not have been easier. No one tried to squeeze, no one tried to cut him off or bump him.