. >> reporter: it's victor espinoza's second derby win, but he gives the credit to california chrome. >> you know, i let him enjoy the race around and not try to go against him. and i think he likes that. >> reporter: even that name -- >> it is california chrome. >> reporter: -- was the luck of the draw, literally. his owners put names into a hat at lunch. their waitress pulled out the winner, a name that will now go down in history. kristen dahlgren, nbc news. >>> and up next, a place where they'll give you lessons on how to brag. >>> finally tonight, we've been taught that bragging is bad, that it's better not to boast about yourself. but here in new york some high school girls are being taught just the opposite, as they learn how a little self-promotion can boost confidence and have a big impact on their futures. our story tonight from nbc's rehema ellis. >> own the room. you're going to take the mike. >> reporter: these high school students are learning how to do something that girls are often told not to do. >> i am one who knows what she stands for. >> reporter: bluntly put, it'
the jockey, victor espinoza, for whom the jockey on his silk is not just a humorous symbol, but also a personal reminder of his humble beginnings in mexico, where he started riding donkeys on his father's got farm. a tough field awaits california chrome in baltimore, including faces that weren't seen in the kentucky derby. they're called new shooters. aboard one of them will be this jockey. she looks for her first preakness win as she teams up with trainer bob baffert who has won this race five times. there's a filly in the race for the first time since 2009, ria antonio is her name, and she'll have hall of fame jockey calvin barel aboard. they'll all aim to take down the champ. even so, california chrome will be the favorite. both sentimental and actual to win pimlico. it's the people's horse in the people's race with a shot at history. california chrome is still the favorite here. he is in new territory when it comes to the turnaround of the kentucky derby. the previous five races he's won, he's had at least 28 days of rest in between. that won't be the case this time around. he's
he got a beautiful ride from his joique victor espinoza who is actually having his second win in the race having won it in 2002. for the trainer art sherman his first reason in the race and at age 77 he is the oldest trainer to win the kentucky derby. better for the owners they turned down multimillion dollar sums for this horse earlier on in the week and in its preparation and now they go into the other two races of the triple crown with really, really good hope. >> all right. we appreciate you. congratulations to california chrome and we are covering not only that, but the white house correspondents dinner and we will get to it right after this. ♪ [ female announcer ] there's a gap out there. ♪ that's keeping you apart from the healthcare you deserve. ♪ but if healthcare changes... ♪ ...if it becomes simpler... the gap begins to close. ♪ when frustration and paperwork decrease... when doctors are better connected... when grandparents get to live at home instead of in a home... ♪ ...the gap closes even more. ♪ and you begin to live a healthier, happier life. ♪ so let
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