American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PIX11) — American Pharoah won the 141st Kentucky Derby Saturday evening in Louisville.

Eighteen 3-year-old horses competed in the 141st Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs.

Top contenders included Dortmund, Firing Line, Frosted and Carpe Diem, whose owners paid $1.6 million for him as a 2-year-old. The only horse costing more than a million dollars to win the race was Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000, whose owners paid $4 million for.

Churchill Downs saw a record crowd of 170,513 attendants.

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