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Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

by By MIKE FARRELL Associated Press on May 04, 2013 8:38 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, coming from far back in the pack and 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 Saturday 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 1¼ miles in 2:02.89

Orb paid $12.80, $7.40 and $5.40. Golden Soul returned $38.60 and $19.40 while Revolutionary paid $5.40 to show.

Todd Pletcher had a record-tying five runners. Revolutionary was the best of the "Todd Squad," followed by Charming Kitten (ninth), Overanalyze (11th), Palace Malice (12th) and Verrazano (14th).

Goldencents, owned in part by Rick Pitino, coach of Louisville's national basketball champions, finished a 17th. His jockey, Kevin Krigger, was trying to become the first black rider to win the race since 1902.

Rosie Napravnik was also 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 by a female rider.

D. Wayne Lukas, who won the Derby four times and would have been the oldest trainer to saddle a winner, sent out two runners. Oxbow, with three-time Derby winning jockey Gary Stevens aboard, finished sixth. Will Take Charge was eighth.

Lines of Battle from Ireland finished seventh, denying European champion trainer Aidan O'Brien the international victory.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

BC-RAC--Kentucky Derby Chart/562
11th Race at Churchill Downs Saturday May 4, 2013
Horse    Wgt    PP    1/4    1/2    3/4    1M    Str    Fin    Jockey    Odds
Orb    126    15    16-1½    16-1    17-1    5-½    2-2½    1-2½    Rosario    5.40
Golden Soul    126    3    15-1    15-½    15-hd    7-hd    3-hd    2-1    Albarado    34.50
Revolutionary    126    2    17-½    18-2    18-1    12-½    5-½    3-hd    Borel    6.40
Normandy Invasion    126    4    12-1½    7-1    6-2½    1-½    1-hd    4-hd    Castellano    9.30
Mylute    126    5    18-4    17-hd    16-½    9-½    6-2    5-6    Napravnik    15.30
Oxbow    126    1    6-½    5-1½    2-½    2-½    4-½    6-2    Stevens    24.90
Lines of Battle    126    10    13-hd    14-1    14-hd    11-hd    11-2½    7-½    Moore    31.90
Will Take Charge    126    16    10-hd    10-hd    11-1½    6-1    9-½    8-1    Court    36.40
Charming Kitten    126    14    11-hd    12-2    8-½    10-½    10-½    9-hd    Prado    33.20
Giant Finish    126    6    9-1    9-3½    9-1½    13-1½    13-½    10-hd    Espinoza    38.60
Overanalyze    126    8    14-1    13-½    13-½    16-1    15-4    11-hd    Bejarano    16.20
Palace Malice    126    9    1-hd    1-3½    1-3½    3-1½    7-½    12-2    Smith    23.70
Java's War    126    18    19    19    19    14-hd    14-1    13-nk    Leparoux    21.50
Verrazano    126    13    4-½    2-hd    3-1    4-2    8-2    14-6½    Velazquez    8.70
Itsmyluckyday    126    11    7-2½    6-1½    7-1    8-½    12-hd    15-2    Trujillo    9.50
Frac Daddy    126    17    8-½    11-1    12-½    17-½    16-2    16-25¼    Lebron    25.00
Goldencents    126    7    2-1    4-1    5-hd    15-1½    17-2    17-3¼    Krigger    7.90
Vyjack    126    19    5-hd    3-1    4-hd    18-½    19    18-nk    Gomez    18.80
Falling Sky    126    12    3-hd    8-½    10-½    19    18-2    19    Saez    39.70
Time    22.570    45.330    1:09.800    1:36.160    2:02.890
16 Orb    12.80    7.40    5.40
4 Golden Soul    38.60    19.40
3 Revolutionary    5.40

Pick 6 (7-6-6-9-5/8/9-1/16/21) 6 Correct Paid $16,172.00 , 5 Correct Paid $132.80.

$0.5 Pick 5 (6-6-9-5/8/9-1/16/21) 5 Correct Paid $325.10.

Pick 4 (6-9-5/8/9-1/16/21) 4 Correct Paid $358.80.

Pick 3 (OAKS/WDFRD/DERBY 6-8-16) 3 Correct Paid $1,044.40.

Future Wager (POOL 1 - 24) paid $520.00

Future Wager (POOL 2 - 11) paid $26.20

Future Wager (POOL 3 - 12) paid $29.60

Superfecta (16-4-3-5) paid $57,084.00

$1 Super High Five (16-4-3-5-6) no winners.

Trifecta (16-4-3) paid $6,925.60

Daily Double (8-16) paid $19.80

Daily Double (OAKS/DERBY 6-16) paid $621.40

Exacta (16-4) paid $981.60

Future Wager (EXACTA POOL 1 24-16) paid $102.20

Future Wager (EXACTA POOL 2 11-24) paid $207.00

Future Wager (EXACTA POOL 3 12-24) paid $207.60

Trainer: Claude McGaughey III

Winner: B C, 3, by Malibu Moon-Lady Liberty

(c) 2013 Equibase Company LLC, all rights reserved.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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