Orb rallied from the back of the field to give Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first Kentucky Derby triumph.
Longshot Princess of Sylmar won the $1 million Kentucky Oaks to give trainer Todd Pletcher a chance to sweep the top race for 3-year-old fillies and the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Orb was made the 7-2 morning-line favorite, followed by Verrazano and Goldencents, as the horses prepare for the 139th Kentucky Derby, the first leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Trainer Todd Pletcher ’s vision of back-to-back Kentucky Derby victories after a decade of futility is dimmer for today’s race after withdrawing a top contender for the second straight year.
Stay Thirsty, owned by New York’s Mike Repole, ended his racing career winning by a nose in the $350,000 Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Thoroughbred racehorse owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher each won their third consecutive titles at the 40-day meet at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association Inc. said.
Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, giving jockey Calvin Borel a record third victory in four years and trainer Todd Pletcher his first after 24 failures in the top U.S. thoroughbred race.
Bodemeister, trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, was installed as the 4-1 favorite for the 138th Kentucky Derby, with Michael Matz’s Union Rags close behind at 9-2.
Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, giving jockey Calvin Borel a record third victory in four years and trainer Todd Pletcher his first in the top U.S. thoroughbred race.
Trainer Todd Pletcher will look for his first victory at the Preakness Stakes with Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, the 5-2 favorite in the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
"When we were looking at our fillies' chances, I told some people,' If they go fast early and this filly settles, I give her an outside chance."
- Todd Pletcher on May 03, 2013