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Trainer McGaughey closing in on Derby try with Orb

Updated: February 26, 2013, 4:03 PM ET
Associated Press

Shug McGaughey catches Derby fever every once in a while, and the Hall of Fame trainer just might have it again thanks to a 3-year-old colt named Orb.

Sure, it's more than two months before the Kentucky Derby, but it's never too early to start planning for a trip to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.

Orb rallied in the stretch for a half-length win over favorite Violence in Saturday's Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park for his third straight victory. The result moved the ...

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