DERBY LIVE: Orb wins after surging among bettors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs had a field of 19 horses, with Orb topping the field in just over two minutes.
He's the newest contender for a Triple Crown in thoroughbred racing.
The Preakness follows in two weeks and the Belmont Stakes is June 8. The last horse to sweep all three races was Affirmed in 1978.
Black Onyx was scratched from the race on Friday.
NBC televised the 1 1/4-mile race from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The purse is ...
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