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Orb Wins 139th Running Of The Kentucky Derby

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Trainer Shug McGaughey leads Orb to the Winner's Circle while jockey Joel Rosario sits proudly. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images Sport)

Trainer Shug McGaughey leads Orb to the Winner’s Circle while jockey Joel Rosario sits proudly. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images Sport)

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LOUISVILLE  (AP) — The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs had a field of 19 horses, with Orb topping the field in just over two minutes.

He’s the newest contender for a Triple Crown in thoroughbred racing.

The Preakness follows in two weeks and the Belmont Stakes is June 8. The last horse to sweep all three races was Affirmed in 1978.

Black Onyx was scratched from the race on Friday.

The purse is $2,199,800, with $1,439,800 to the winner.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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