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Orb wins Kentucky Derby 139, Jockey Joel Rosario

Orb wins Kentucky Derby 139, Jockey Joel Rosario – photo by Andy Freudenberg‘s Tom Fischer reports from Kentucky Derby 139 at Churchill Downs in the video above.

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As the race began, Orb made a cautious start on Churchill’s muddy track and was in 17th place halfway through the race.

Orb finished with a spectacular homestretch dash and a 21/2-length victory wining the e $2 million, 1-1/4 mile classic.

Kentucky Derby 139 Mint Julep Glass

Kentucky Derby 139 Mint Julep Glass – photo by Tyler Gater

“I feel so good right now, I can’t explain to you,” Rosario said.

Orb’s trainer, 62-year-old Shug McGaughey, trains out of New York and Florida.

Shug says, “I’m not a vacation guy. I like to be at the barn. That’s where I’m comfortable.”

Golden Soul  finished second while Revolutionary, who started the race as second favorite behind Orb, was third in the 19-horse field.

Normandy Invasion finished fourth after leading into the straight while Mylute was fifth ridden by Rosie Napravnik, which marked the best finish by a female jockey in a Kentucky Derby.

Final results and payouts listed below.

Orb, who was bred and trained in Kentucky, emerged as the horse to beat in the annual Run for the Roses after winning four previous races, including the Florida Derby.


He was initially installed as the 7-2 favourite despite drawing gate 16 at Wednesday’s post-position draw but began to drift in the betting as the race approached.

Only a late surge of money saw him start as the 5-1 favourite, just a point ahead of Revolutionary, the Louisiana Derby winner and one of five horses in the trace trained by Todd Pletcher.


Orb's Jockey Joel Rosario Wins Kentucky Derby 2013

Orb’s Jockey Joel Rosario Wins 139th Kentucky Derby in 2013 – photo by Dan Dry

Joel Rosario is a 28-year-old jockey originally from the Dominican Republic.

Joel held his mount back in the early stages of the Derby, which was held on a track drenched by hours of heavy rain.

Joel worked his way through the field as the early leaders were far aout ahead. In the end, Joel led Orb to his decisive move in the final stretch, storming down the center of the track to win Kentucky Derby 139.
Orb paid $12.80, $7.40 and $5.40. Golden Soul returned $38.60 and $19.40, while Revolutionary paid $5.40 to show.

Kentucky Derby 139, horses race Churchill Downs at the Run for the Roses 2013

Kentucky Derby 139, horses race Churchill Downs at the Run for the Roses 2013


Kentucky Derby Final Standings and Results


Place Horse Jockey Trainer Post
1 Orb Joel Rosario Claude R. McGaughey III 16
2 Golden Soul Robby Albarado Dallas Stewart 4
3 Revolutionary Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher 3
4 Normandy Invasion Javier Castellano Chad Brown 5
5 Mylute Rosie Napravnik Tom Amoss 6
6 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas 2
7 Lines of Battle Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 11
8 Will Take Charge Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas 17
9 Charming Kitten Edgar Prado Todd Pletcher 15
10 Giant Finish Jose L. Espinoza Anthony W. Dutrow 7
11 Overanalyze Rafael Bejarano Todd Pletcher 9
12 Palace Malice Mike Smith Todd Pletcher 10
13 Java’s War Julien Leparoux Kenny McPeek 19
14 Verrazano John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher 14
15 Itsmyluckyday Elvis Trujillo Eddie Plesa, Jr. 12
16 Frac Daddy Victor Lebron Kenny McPeek 18
17 Goldencents Kevin Krigger Doug O’Neill 8
18 Vyjack Garrett Gomez Rudy Rodriguez 20
19 Falling Sky Luis Saez John Terranova II 13
Shug McGaughey, Orb's Trainer

Shug McGaughey, Orb’s Trainer (Right) Jockey Joel Rosario (Left) in media center following Kentucky Derby 139

Churchill Downs track muddy 2013 Kentucky Derby 139

Conditions on the Churchill Downs track were muddy for 2013 Kentucky Derby 139 after rain on Derby Day

Kentucky Derby Payouts


Orb $12.80; $7.40; $5.40

Golden Soul $38.60; $19.40

Revolutionary $5.40

Kentucky Derby Payouts Continued

Early Times Mint Juleps at Kentucky Derby

Early Times Mint Juleps at Kentucky Derby

$2.00 Exacta $981.60

$0.50 Trifecta $1,731.40

$1.00 Double $9.90

$0.50 Pick Four $89.70

$1.00 Superfecta $28,542.00

$2.00 Pick Six $132.80

$2.00 Pick Six $16,172.00

$0.50 Pick Three $18.50

$0.50 Pick Five $325.10

$0.00 Pent/Str Fl



Derby Red Carpet 2013

Special thanks to’s film and edit crew for Derby Coverage 2013 including Tyler Gater  (R) and Andy Freudenberg (L) pictured on the red carpet with Tom Fischer

Video filmed edited and by Tyler Gater and Andy Freudenberg. Photos by Tyler Gater and Andy Freudenberg


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