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Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby on muddy track

139th Kentucky Derby

Joel Rosario rides Orb, center, during the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn’t sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.
“I was really far back,” Joel Rosario said. “I said hopefully he can go faster than that. I was saying maybe I was too far back, but it was so easy.”
The bay colt made it look that way Saturday, splashing through the slop to win the Derby by 2 1-2 lengths and giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the ...

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