Saturday, May 04, 2013


It's a horse called Orb, in the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The revelers were sloppy, the grounds were sloppy and the racetrack was sloppy. Yet, Orb, ridden by the red-hot Joel Rosario, found a way to win despite his lack of experience on a wet track, trudging to victory in the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Orb held off Golden Soul to win the mile and a quarter race. He paid $12.80 on a $2 bet to win. It was the first Derby victory for the Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey and the esteemed Phipps family. Revolutionary finished third.
I understand that Orb went off at 7-2 and that the track was sloppy.  It'll be interesting to see how he runs at Pimlico and at Belmont.  I'll remind the readers that we haven't had a Triple Crown winner since 1978, when Affirmed held off Alydar.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Good point, and now the guessing games start!!! ;-)