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Orb wins 139th Kentucky Derby

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Orb, with jockey Joel Rosario aboard, raced across the finish line first on Saturday to win the coveted garland of roses at the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at historic Churchill Downs.

Orb is trained by Shug McGaughey, a member of the who got his first win in the Run for the Roses.

Orb paid $12.80 to win, $7.40 to place, and $5.40 to show. Golden Soul was second paying $38.60 and $19.40. Revolutionary finished third and paid $5.40 to show.

The race was run in 2:02.89.

The Kentucky Derby is a $2 million, mile-and-a-quarter race known as the fastest two minutes in sports. Only 3-year-old Thoroughbred horses are eligible to compete in the race held annually on the first Saturday in May.

The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes on May 18 in Baltimore, MD, and the Belmont Stakes on June 8 in Elmont, NY.

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