Favorite American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – American Pharoah took the lead down the
stretch Saturday and held on to win the 141st Kentucky Derby.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, who rode California Chrome to a win in last year’s
Derby, American Pharoah raced into the lead after the last turn and edged
Firing Line for the narrow victory.

Dortmund, who set the pace and led much of the race, finished third in the 18-
horse field.