LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, 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 1 miles in 2:02.89
The purse was $2,199,800, with $1,439,800 to the winner. Orb paid $12.80 to win.
2. Golden Soul
4. Normandy Invasion
7. Lines of Battle
8. Will Take Charge
9. Charming Kitten
10. Giant Finish
12. Palace Malice
13. Java’s War
16. Frac Daddy
19. Falling Sky