Description: Orb (KY) B , C, foaled February 24, 2010 (Malibu Moon - Lady Liberty, by Unbridled) wins the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby May 4 2013. Under cloudy skies and over a sloppy track jockey Joel Rosario kept him out of trouble and got him to run down the leaders in mid stretch to win by 2 1/2 lengths over runner up Golden Soul. It was a length further back to Revolutionary in 3rd. Orb got bet down late to go off as the favorite. Orb is on a 5 race win streak beginning with his MSW victory November 24 2013 at Aqueduct. Orb then went to Gulfstream Park as a 3 year old January 26 2013 and won an AOC, no tag. Rosario rode him in his first 5 races. Orb stays at Gulfstream Park to win the Fountain of Youth Stakes February 23 and won again on March 30 in the Florida Derby. Jockey John Velazquez was aboard for both those wins. Orb was bred by his owners Stuart S. Janney, III LLC. & Phipps Stable. Hall of Fame trainer Claude "Shug" McGaughey conditions Orb. Through Shug's brilliant career, with many legendary runners today was his first Kentucky Derby win. Orb has won $2,335,850. He is this year's hope for a Triple Crown winner, the first since Affirmed won all 3 Classics in 1978. Godspeed. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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