Orb Wins Kentucky Derby
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey gets first derby win
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 4, 2013 5:50 PM CDT
Joel Rosario rides Orb during the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

(Newser) – Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby today, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic. When the field turned for home on the cool, overcast afternoon at Churchill Downs, Normandy Invasion grabbed the lead while Orb was gearing up. But in the deep stretch, Orb prevailed, carrying Joel Rosario to his first derby win.

Long shot Golden Soul was second with Revolutionary third. Normandy Invasion faded to fourth. Orb, the 5-1 favorite, ran the 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.89. Rosie Napravnik was bidding to make history as the first woman jockey to win the world's biggest horse race. She finished fifth aboard Mylute, the highest finish ever by a female rider.

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793tango
May 5, 2013 5:46 PM CDT
Watched it...great race, fantastic stretch run. Very impressive.
RidersOnTheStorm
May 4, 2013 8:29 PM CDT
Drat - should've taken the tip from the earlier story = Orb found in Aztec temple
radicalronpaul
May 4, 2013 6:53 PM CDT
I live on the Indiana side of Louisville, and it's a shame you can't bet on the Derby here. Indiana is such a backwards state, they are even trying to increase the penalties for mere pot possession. You're not even allowed to have a bookie! Much less the laws restricting women's rights.Stupid stupid Indiana laws! Did you know Hitler borrowed one of Indiana's Laws? Indiana was the first state to pass a compulsory sterilization law, with the law coming into effect in 1907. 8 years later the KKK formed in Inidana. By 1922 the state had the largest organization nationally, and its membership continued to increase dramatically under the leadership of D.C. Stephenson. It averaged 2,000 new members per week from July 1922 to July 1923, when he was appointed as the Grand Dragon of Indiana. He led the Indiana Klan and other chapters he supervised to break away from the national organization in late 1923.. They were Democrats back then, but when Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act back in 1964, they like the South became the Republican Party of Indiana today.