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Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

Updated: May 4, 2013, 10:45 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Way back in the pack heading into the final turn, Orb was calm even if his jockey wasn't.

Churning through a sloppy track that resembled creamy peanut butter, the bay colt picked up speed and, one by one, blew past rivals.

By that time, jockey Joel Rosario knew he was aboard the Kentucky Derby winner.

Orb powered to a 2½-length victory Saturday at Churchill Downs, giving trainer Shug McGaughey and Rosario their first Derby wins.

"I was so far behind," ...

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