Kentucky Derby 139

The 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

This year's 139th Kentucky Derby starts and ends with the history and confidence of Shug McGaughey and his champion Orb. Here is a confident and contemplative Shug heading towards the paddock.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Orb follows Shug to the Churchill Downs paddock.

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Photo: Adele Bellinger

Orb and his connections head towards the saddling paddock for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

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Photo: Rick Schmitt

Revolutionary, with three time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel up, in the paddock prior to Kentucky Derby 139.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Revolutionary and Calvin Borel are escorted in front of the grandstand during the post parade.

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Golden Soul, second place finisher, is lead to the starting gate during the Kentucky Derby post parade.

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Orb is lead towards the starting gate, in front of the grandstand, during the post parade.

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Joel Rosario has his goggles ready as Orb is heading towards the starting gate.

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Photo: Rick Schmitt

Orb entering the Kentucky Derby starting gate.

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The 2nd through 6th place finishers leave the starting gate at Churchill Downs for the 139th Running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2013.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

The full field leaves the gate in good order for Kentucky Derby 139!

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The crowd goes wild as the field passes them for the first time!

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The field for the 139th Kentucky Derby head under the twin spires at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013.

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The Kentucky Derby field pass by the grandstand for the first time.

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The first turn of Kentucky Derby 139.

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Palace Malice and the early leaders approach the first turn during the Kentucky Derby.

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Photo: Adele Bellinger

The field of 19 races down the stretch the first time by in the Kentucky Derby.

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Palace Malice leads the Kentucky Derby field into the first turn.

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Who will make their big move in the stretch?

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The Kentucky Derby field rounds the final turn.

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The Kentucky Derby started fast, even in the mud.

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Not many contenders are left mud free exiting the final turn into the stretch.

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Gary Stevens goes to work on Oxbow in the stretch of the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Oxbow, on the rail with Gary Stevens, begins to fade in the stretch.

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Most of the field holds this view of the final stretch, Orb moves to towards the lead.

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Orb begins his move down the final stretch of Kentucky Derby 139.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Orb leaves his competitors in the mud.

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Orb passes the Kentucky Derby leaders in the final stretch.

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Orb storms the finish line in the Ketucky Derby.

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Joel Rosario and Orb approach the finish line with their connections cheering in the background.

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Orb in the final stretch of the Kentucky Derby.

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Orb running down the final stretch of the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

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Photo: Adele Bellinger

The crowd cheers along the leaders in the final stretch of Kentucky Derby 139.

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The twin spires stand tall while welcoming Orb to the finish line of Kentucky Derby 139.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Orb with Joel Rosario wins the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 4, 2013.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Joel Rosario is on fire for the year as he passes the finish line on Orb. Keeneland, Dubai World Cup, and now the Kentucky Derby!

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Orb delivers expectations as he becomes a part of history with his Kentucky Derby 139 victory.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Orb and Joel Rosario after passing the wire.

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Joel Rosario celebrates after passing the wire in the Kentucky Derby.

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Joel Rosario celebrates victory while Orb cruises past the finish line.

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Photo: Adele Bellinger

Joel Rosario and Orb move towards the winner's circle following their victory in the 139th Kentucky Derby.

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Orb and Joel Rosario are escorted back to the front of the grandstand following their Kentucky Derby win.

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Orb and Joel Rosario are escorted by an outrider to the winner's circle at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Left to right, Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, Stuart Janney, Kevin Flanery, Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear with the Kentucky Derby trophy in the winner's circle.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Trainer Shug McGaughey holds the winner's trophy after Orb won the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby May 4, 2013 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.  He is flanked by co-owners Ogden Mills 'Dinny' Phipps, second from left and Stuart Janney, right and jockey Joel Rosario on the left.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Stuart Janney pats Orb as Robbie Medina holds the horse.

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Orb and Joel Rosario with Shug McGaughey, left, in the winner's circle after winning the Kentucky Derby.

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Orb, with Joel Rosario up, wins the Kentucky Derby.

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Shug McGaughey and Joel Rosario gaze at Orb and his garland of roses.

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Orb is lead to the winner's circle by his trainer Shug McGaughey after winning 139th edition of the Kentucky Derby with jockey Joel Rosario in the irons.

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Orb and Shug McGaughey walk towards the Churchill Downs winner's circle.

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Joel Rosario holds high the Kentucky Derby trophy in the winner's circle.

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Orb started from the 16th post position, but finished first with the garland of roses. An image of his saddle cloth and the garland of roses.

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Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Louisville Cardinal players in the Kentucky Derby 139 Winner's Circle.

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Joel Rosario holds Orb on course in Kentucky Derby 139 to become a part of history!

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Orb - Special Edition Winner's Print

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