The most exciting two minutes in sports is now complete with the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, and in the end, California Chrome was too much for the rest of the pack as he pulled away down the stretch to claim the victory.
Moments after the race was complete, the responses from around the twitter world were about as wonderful as you’d imagine.
California Chrome boomed 'em.
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) May 3, 2014
What a beast. Wow.
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) May 3, 2014
On a day when the Kings and Ducks meet for the first time in the playoffs, California Chrome takes the Derby. Awesome.
— Michael Castillo (@MichaelCastFS) May 3, 2014
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) May 3, 2014
Chrome wins! Did Firefox even place?
— Jeff (@saintwarrick) May 3, 2014
SMOKED EM!!!! #CaliforniaChrome
— Trenise Ferreira (@TreniseFerreira) May 3, 2014
Damn. Dominant win by California Chrome.
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) May 3, 2014
Chrome looks good. Hard part will be not getting boxed in at the final turn of the next two races. Can't explode if you don't have the room
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) May 3, 2014
[Darren Rovell walk back into the Churchill Down press box] "..if it beHOOVES you. Get it?!"
— Landon Howell (@landonhowell) May 3, 2014
Congratulations are in order for California Chrome and now let the Triple Crown chase officially begin.