Orb, The Favorite, Wins Muddy Kentucky Derby

May 6, 2013
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On a muddy first Saturday in May, Orb, the 5-1 pre-race favorite, won the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.

The bay colt started from the number-16 post, and was still 16th after a half-mile before taking the one-and-a-quarter mile event at Churchill Downs in  Louisville in a time of 2:02.89.  Orb won by about two-and-a-half lengths.

Orb paid out $12.80, $7.40 and $5.40.  He was trained by Shug McGaughey, and was ridden by Joel Rosario.

34-1 shot Golden Soul finished second, and Revolutionary came in third.

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