Orb won the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Orb hit the lead passing the iconic Twin Spires and kicked clear to win the $2 million, 1-1/4 mile classic.
Orb emerged as a real contender to win the Run for the Roses after winning his four previous races, including the Florida Derby, one of the key lead-up events.
Rosario held his mount back in the early stages of the race, which was held on a wet and muddy track officially rated as sloppy.
Orb won that allowance race. Then he won the Fountain of Youth. Then he won the Florida Derby. and Now Kentucky Derby
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