NEW YORK — Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
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.
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.
I'll Have Another, with Mario Gutierrez aboard, rides down the stretch en route to winning the Kentucky Derby. It was the first time in Derby history that a horse from the No. 19 post has reached the winner's circle.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - I'll Have Another looked like just another horse at the Kentucky Derby.
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.