Orb, co-owned by Stuart Janney III, won Kentucky Derby glory Saturday — through the mud — in 2:02.89 to win by 261/27 lengths. Can Orb win the Triple Crown? He’ll have to prove himself again come May 18 at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland in the second leg of the thoroughbred racing competition. Weigh in on our FB page or in the comments section.
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Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney
By Chris Korman The Baltimore Sun
10:29 p.m. EDT, May 4, 2013
LOUISVILLE, KY. — Stuart Janney III slipped into Churchill Downs virtually unnoticed Saturday afternoon, a few hours after landing in Lexington and driving to the track with his wife, two children and son-in-law. The northern Baltimore County resident, who had avoided the Kentucky Derby fanfare all week, soon found himself as the center of attention.
Orb, owned by Janney and his cousin Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps, captured the 139th Kentucky Derby Saturday through the mud in 2:02.89 to win by 261/27 lengths. Guided by jockey Joel Rosario, Orb went off as the 5-1 favorite and paid $12.80, $7.40 and $5.40 for a $2 bet. The ownership group took home just over $1.4 million of a nearly $2.2 million purse.
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