Kentucky Derby 2013 results: Orb is king of Louisville

Rob Carr

A wide-open Kentucky Derby goes to hard charging Orb.

Orb, trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, rallied from well back of the field to win the $2 million Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Palace Malice set an unexpected pace after adding blinkers and blazed the first six furlongs in 22.58, 45.33 and 1:09.80, setting things up perfectly for the off-the-pace runners. Normandy Invasion took control of the race at the top of the pace but Orb, a horse that trained beautifully all week long at Churchill Downs and is impeccably bred by the Janney/Phipps Stable, would not be denied.

Revolutionary went to post as the 5/1 favorite, down from his morning line odds of 10/1. He finished third.

Steady rain during the day left the Churchill Downs main track rated "Sloppy" for much of the Derby undercard. The rain let up a bit in the hour before the start of the feature race on the card but the track was still quite wet.

Orb is a three-year-old colt by Malibu Moon out of a Unbridled mare (Lady Liberty), trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by the hottest jockey in America, Joel Rosario.

Attendance at Churchill Downs for the Derby was 151,619, the ninth-largest crowd in the 139-year history of the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports".

Below are the payouts for the 2013 Kentucky Derby:

Horse Win Place Show
16-Orb $12.80 $7.40 $5.40
4-Golden Soul $38.60 $19.40
3-Revolutionary $5.40

Base Bet Combo Payout Pays to -
$2.00 Exacta 16/4 $981.60
$0.50 Trifecta 16/4/3 $1,731.40
$1.00 Superfecta 16/4/3/5 $28,542.00
$1.00 Double 8/16 $9.90
$0.50 Pick 3 9/8/16 $18.50 3-of-3
$0.50 Pick 4 6/9/5,8,9/1,16,21 $89.70 4-of-4
$0.50 Pick 5 6/6/9/6/,8,9/1,16,21,5 $325.10 5-of-5
$2.00 Pick 6 7/6/6/9/5,8,9/1/16/21 $16,172.00 6-of-6


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