This year's Kentucky Derby winner is California Chrome, a Californian horse. He took a good position early on and galloped down the homestretch to win the 2 million dollar prize and the first jewel of the Triple Crown. California Chrome's dam is Love The Chase, a mare who had run poorly as a filly and was purchased for $8,000. When studying her pedigree, her owners noticed that she was a descendent of Mr. Prospector and Northern Dancer, so they decided to breed her. She was bred to Lucky Pulpit, a stallion with a $2,000 stud fee. Lucky Pulpit has won only three times out of twenty-two starts. Despite his poor racing career, he has a nice pedigree and is a descendent of A.P. Indy, son of Seattle Slew. He is also related to What A Pleasure, sire of Foolish Pleasure, and Mr. Prospector.
So far, California Chrome has a had a great career, especially since his Derby win. Maybe this year will be the year that the racing world gets another Triple Crown winner.