As we approach the end of the year, BloodHorse.com wants to hear from you about the top races of 2013 in North America. We'll feature the top five selected by our readers in our special Year in Review combined issue.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2010
- KY -Bred
- Race Video
|Trainer||Claude R. McGaughey III|
|Owner||Janney, III, Stuart S. and Phipps Stable|
|Breeder||Stuart S. Janney, III LLC & Phipps Stable|
|Orb View Five-Cross Pedigree||Malibu Moon||A.P. Indy|
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak asks, 'What are you thankful for in horse racing this season?' read blog
- By Steve Haskin
The fact that Orb was retired now with a potentially successful 4-year-old campaign ahead of him, and with the Cigar Mile on his agenda just a short while ago, is puzzling enough. read blog
Orb, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired and will stand at Claiborne Farm in 2014.
Hall of Fame trainer gives an update on his Breeders' Cup contenders and Kentucky Derby winner Orb. Shug also discusses Point of Entry and Hymnbook. watch video
The Maryland Horse Industry Board, a program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture, will present its October Touch of Class Award to Stuart S. Janney III.
Working toward a possible start in the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I), Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb breezed a half-mile in :49.77 on the main track at Belmont Park Oct. 13.
The Thoroughbred Club honored Hall of Fame and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trainer Shug McGaughey Sept. 29 at Keeneland during the club's 82nd annual testimonial dinner.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb appears to be well in spite of his last-place finish in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I), an assistant to trainer Shug McGaughey reported.
TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Jockey Club Gold Cup and The Awesome Again read blog
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst handicap the loaded field of the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Will Flat Out win for a third time? watch video
Seven-year-old faces Cross Traffic and star 3-year-olds Orb and Palace Malice in $1 million event at 1 1/4 miles Sept. 28 at Belmont Park.
Jockey Joel Rosario is expected to resume riding around the weekend of Oct. 12-13 at Belmont Park, agent Ron Anderson said Sept. 24.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb registered a second straight five-furlong breeze in 1:01 Monday, Sept. 23 at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md.
Jockey Joel Rosario continues to recover from the foot injury that caused him to miss major mounts over the Aug. 24 weekend, and is on course for a comeback around the first week in October, agent Ron Anderson said Sept. 4.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is keeping the logical options open for Travers (gr. I) winner Will Take Charge, who could next go in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) or the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).
Willis Horton's Will Take Charge finally got the big one, and did so at the expense of the country's top 3-year-olds in the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course.
Jockey Joel Rosario fractured a bone in his left foot and will be sidelined for six weeks. He will be replaced by Jose Lezcano on Orb in the Travers Stakes; a rider is still needed for Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic.
- By Vic Zast
Tempo rising at Spa Course for Travers Stakes. read blog
They've risen to the top of the 3-year-old division with definitive performances in some of the nation's biggest races. Now, North America's best sophomores--Orb, Verrazano, and Palice Malice--face off Aug. 24 at Saratoga.
Why Orb will win the Travers Stakes read blog
Orb, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in a sharp half-mile work in a bullet :47.68 Aug. 19 in preparation for the Aug. 24 Travers Stakes (gr. I), the fastest of 28 works at the distance.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb arrived at Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey's barn at Saratoga Race Course mid-afternoon on Aug. 11. He is preparing for a run in the Travers Stakes (gr. I).
Todd Pletcher, who could saddle the top two choices in the Travers Stakes, sent star 3-year-olds Palace Maliceand Verrazano out for easy half-mile breezes in :49,02 and :49.05, respectively, Aug. 11.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey issued an upbeat bulletin Aug. 10 after Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb breezed five furlongs in :59 1/5 at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.
Race History and Video
|08/18/12||Maiden - Saratoga Race 4||Video|
|09/08/12||Maiden - Belmont Park Race 1||Video|
|11/10/12||Maiden - Aqueduct Race 4||Video|
|11/24/12||Maiden - Aqueduct Race 2||Video|
|01/26/13||Allowance/Optional Claiming Gulfstream Park Race 5||Video|
|02/23/13||Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II)||Video|
|03/30/13||Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I)||Video|
|05/04/13||Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)||Video|
|Will Take Charge|
|Mucho Macho Man|
|Game On Dude|