Orb Wins!

ORB awkward st, angled in, reserved, 4w, bold 6w move, bid, clear GOLDEN SOUL unhurried, inside, inside run 2nd turn, angled out, closed well REVOLUTIONARY bumped st, outrun, rail run 2nd, waited 1/4 pl, moved out, hung NORMANDY INVASION steadied early, rail 2nd turn, bold 4w move, clear, weakened MYLUTE steadied early, rated off rail 1/2 pl, 6 wide 3/8 pl, evenly late OXBOW bumped rival, close up, rail, inside bid 1/4 pl, tired final 1/8 LINES OF BATTLE outsprinted early, 3 wide, steadied 7/16, in close 1/4, no bid WILL TAKE CHARGE reserved, 4w, 5 wide run in traffic, checked 3/16, came up empty CHARMING KITTEN outsprinted, off inside, mild move to 1/2 pl, no late bid GIANT FINISH striking distance, off inside, 5w 1/4 pl, late interest OVERANALYZE angled in early, inside 1/4 pl, altered course 1/16 pl, no threat PALACE MALICE with pace early, took >over 3w 7/8, pace to near 1/4 pl, tired JAVA'S WAR hesitated start, angled to rail, 6 wide 3/8 pl, mild gain, tired VERRAZANO close up, 3w, between, urged along, drifted out 3/16, tired ITSMYLUCKYDAY within reach for 6 furlong, mild 4w run to 1/4 pl, tired drive FRAC DADDY 5 wide early, never

Trainer

Claude R. "Shug" McGaughey III

Claude "Shug" McGaughey trained 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb. He grew up in Lexington Kentucky and attended the races at Keeneland with his parents. He began training in 1979 after serving as an assistant to David and Frank Whitely. Shug was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004, has won the Eclipse Award for Top Trainer and trained multiple Eclipse Champions including the undefeated Personal Ensign. Other top horses include Lure, Easy Goer, My Flag, Coronado's Quest, Vanlandingham, My Flag, Point of Entry and Seeking the Gold. // Full Bio...

Jockey

Joel Rosario

Joel Rosario enrolled in jockey school for six months in his native Dominican Republic and by the age of fourteen had his jockey’s license. He won his first Breeders’ Cup race in 2009 with Dancing in Silks. In 2013 he won The Kentucky Derby aboard Orb, won the Dubai World Cup aboard Animal Kingdom and set a Keeneland spring-meeting record with 38 winning rides. He made his first Kentucky Derby appearance in 2010 aboard Make Music for Me, finishing fourth. He other top mounts have included: Creative Cause, Acclimation, Blind Luck, Harmonious, Dakota Phone, Dubawi Heights, Twirling Candy and Zazu. // Full Bio...

Owner

Stuart Janney III & Phipps Stable (Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps)

Stuart Janney and Dinny Phipps are first cousins whose families both have a long and distinguished history in horse racing. In 2013 they won The Kentucky Derby with Orb. Stuart was introduced to racing by his parents who raced the famed Ruffian. He is the Chairman of Bessemer Trust, Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Vice Chairman of The Jockey Club and on the Board of Trustees of NYRA. Dinny Phipps is a retired American Financier and Chairman of The Jockey Club. He won the Eclipse Award of Merit for all of his many contributions to horse racing. The Phipps Family is one of the most famous in racing having campaigned such stars as Bold Ruler, Personal Ensign, Easy Goer and Buckpasser. Other top horses owned soley or in partnership by Janney and Phipps include Coroando's Quest, Criminologist, Air Support, My Flag and Point of Entry. // Full Bio...

2001-Present

Current Era

2001 - Growth of the Kentucky Derby continued on all fronts as the 127th running attracted a crowd of 154,210, the second largest attendance in Derby history. Overall Derby Day wagering (all sources) rose to a record $107,598,904. For the first time in Derby pari-mutuel wagering history, all horses ran uncoupled with no entries or mutuel fields as betting interests.

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# Contender Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder
1 Orb Joel Rosario Claude R. "Shug" McGaughey III Stuart Janney III & Phipps Stable (Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps)
2 Golden Soul Robby Albarado Dallas Stewart Charles E. Fipke
3 Revolutionary Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm LLC.
4 Normandy Invasion Javier Castellano Chad Brown Fox Hill Farms (Rick Porter)
5 Mylute Rosie Napravnik Tom Amoss GoldMark Farm, LLC. and Whisper Hills Farm
6 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm
7 Lines of Battle Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Joseph Allen, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
9 Charming Kitten Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher Ken and Sarah Ramsey
10 Giant Finish Jose Espinoza Tony Dutrow Sunrise Stables (Andy Cohen), Gary Tolchin, Aubrey Flanagan & Bob Smith
11 Overanalyze Rafael Bejarano Todd Pletcher Repole Stable
12 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher Dogwood Stable (Cot Campbell)
13 Java's War Julien Leparoux Kenny McPeek Charles E. Fipke
14 Verrazano John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Let’s Go Stable (Kevin Scatuorchio & Bryan Sullivan), Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
15 Itsmyluckyday Elvis Trujillo Eddie Plesa Jr. Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa
16 Frac Daddy Victor Lebron Kenny McPeek Magic City Thoroughbred Partners
17 Goldencents Kevin Krigger Doug O'Neill W.C. Racing, Dave Kenney & RAP Racing
18 Vyjack Garrett Gomez Rudy Rodriguez Pick Six Racing (David Wilkenfeld)
19 Falling Sky Luis Saez John Terranova II Newtown Anner Stud, James Covello & Joseph Bulger
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Kentucky Derby 139 Race Recap

ORB awkward st, angled in, reserved, 4w, bold 6w move, bid, clear GOLDEN SOUL unhurried, inside, inside run 2nd turn, angled out, closed well REVOLUTIONARY bumped st, outrun, rail run 2nd, waited 1/4 pl, moved out, hung NORMANDY INVASION steadied early, rail 2nd turn, bold 4w move, clear, weakened MYLUTE steadied early, rated off rail 1/2 pl, 6 wide 3/8 pl, evenly late OXBOW bumped rival, close up, rail, inside bid 1/4 pl, tired final 1/8 LINES OF BATTLE outsprinted early, 3 wide, steadied 7/16, in close 1/4, no bid WILL TAKE CHARGE reserved, 4w, 5 wide run in traffic, checked 3/16, came up empty CHARMING KITTEN outsprinted, off inside, mild move to 1/2 pl, no late bid GIANT FINISH striking distance, off inside, 5w 1/4 pl, late interest OVERANALYZE angled in early, inside 1/4 pl, altered course 1/16 pl, no threat PALACE MALICE with pace early, took >over 3w 7/8, pace to near 1/4 pl, tired JAVA'S WAR hesitated start, angled to rail, 6 wide 3/8 pl, mild gain, tired VERRAZANO close up, 3w, between, urged along, drifted out 3/16, tired ITSMYLUCKYDAY within reach for 6 furlong, mild 4w run to 1/4 pl, tired drive FRAC DADDY 5 wide early, never