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American Pharoah Wins Kentucky Derby

Favorite American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday before the largest crowd in the race's history.

The Bob Baffert-trained horse beat Firing Line in the stretch. Dortmund, also a Baffert-trained horse, finished third.

It was Baffert's fourth Derby victory.

American Pharoah paid $7.80 for the win in the $2 million race. Jockey Victor Espinoza rode the horse to victory; Espinoza previously won the race aboard 2002 winner War Emblem and California Chrome last year.

The race drew 170,513 people, topping the previous largest crowd in 2012 of 165,307.