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: