As expected, Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome won the "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs this evening.
The 5-2 favorite stretched his winning streak to five and Art Sherman, 77, became the oldest winning Derby trainer."
Danza, as in Tony Danza, was the sentimental favorite among many Who's the Boss? enthusiasts, including all-time hat champion Johnny Weir.
I think Johnny Weir may be the first broadcaster to understand the actual seriousness of the Kentucky Derby. https://t.co/jo2bC37p3t— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) May 3, 2014
Danza finished third in the race. If you blinked (or perhaps went to the bathroom), you might have missed it. Here is the whole kabob:
And if you happen to have the theme from Chariots of Fire queued up, here's a slow-mo take from Wire alum Philip Bump:
Not everyone was a fan:
The Kentucky Derby is the most over-analyzed two minutes since losing my virginity.— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) May 3, 2014
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