Jockey Joel Rosario previously had ridden Orb five times, including to two victories. Jockey John Velazquez also won twice aboard Orb.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Joel Rosario maximized the opportunity aboard Orb that John Velazquez passed on in the Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Joel Rosario enjoys a come-from-behind win aboard Orb in the 139th Kentucky Derby. "I was so far behind," he said, but Orb "was very relaxed."
Orb sprints to a 2 1/2-length win over second-place Golden Soul (4) and third-place Revolutionary (3), trained by UA grad Todd Pletcher, who now is 1 for 36 in the Derby. Normandy Invasion (5) finished fourth; Mylute (6) was fifth.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Way back in the pack heading into the final turn, Orb was calm even if his jockey wasn't.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach Rick Pitino seeking a double - champions in racing and basketball. He's sure in the right place.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The historic home of the Kentucky Derby has undergone facelifts, upgrades and minor touch-ups over the last decade that amount to the most significant changes at Churchill Downs since the twin spires were erected in the late 19th century.
Trainer Todd Pletcher, a UA graduate, will start five horses Saturday in the Kentucky Derby.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On one hand, Todd Pletcher is doing exactly what is expected of him - which only adds to the absurdity of the University of Arizona grad's situation.
NEW YORK — I’ll Have Another’s bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes because of a swollen left front tendon.
NEW YORK - The Triple Crown bid of I'll Have Another almost ended Thursday when a loose horse came within inches of slamming into the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner during training at Belmont Park.
It was the Kentucky Derby all over again as I'll Have Another, with Mario Gutierrez up, overtook Bodemeister and Mike Smith just before the wire to win the Preakness on Saturday.
BALTIMORE - I'll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance.
Gemologist, undefeated in five races, is one of two horses that UA alum Todd Pletcher has entered in today's Derby. The other is El Padrino.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hot pace. Muggy day. One of the deepest, talented fields in years.