Orb wins Kentucky Derby (Video)
Orb won the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, coming from behind to dust the field on the final stretch.
Orb entered the Run for the Roses as the 5:1 favorite after winning four races in a row. But Orb’s likelihood to win the race appeared to be shaky entering the final turn.
After the 3/4 mile mark, NBC noted that there was “nothing yet from Orb, he’s still about 15th.”
Orb closed hard and managed to win the race by a length.
The image below shows Orb’s lead and how far behind the rest of the pack was from the five horses in front: