Saturday, May 4, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- 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, besting Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice in the process.
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.
Cot Campbell's eighth chance at a Kentucky Derby win fell victim to a fast start that the three-year-old couldn't keep up with. Through 3/4 mile, Palace Malice was on pace to break the Derby record by nearly five seconds. Shortly after, he faded into the pack.
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
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