05/06/2013 6:57PM

Photos: Kentucky Derby 2013, start to finish


How the 139th Kentucky Derby unfolded Saturday, May 4, at Churchill Downs:

Normandy Invasion finds himself in tight shortly after the break as he gets squeezed between Golden Soul and Mylute while Orb gets away cleanly from the auxiliary starting gate. [Photo: Jenny Burgos]

Palace Malice (third from right), Goldencents (second from right), and Verrazano (third from left) set the pace in one of the fastest first quarters in Derby history. [Photo: Jenny Burgos]

Orb, Golden Soul, and Mylute (second from left) retreat to the back heading into the clubhouse turn. [Photo: Barbara D. Livingston]

Normandy Invasion surges to the lead on the turn for home, as Calvin Borel assumes his customary rail position with Revolutionary and Orb swings widest with clear running room into the stretch. [Photo: John Bambury]

[Photo: Barbara D. Livingston]

Orb pulls away from Golden Soul and the rest of the field in the final yards and posts a 2 1/2-length victory. [Photo: Jenny Burgos]

MORE: Orb storms home to win Kentucky Derby as 5-1 favorite.

Lise McLain More than 1 year ago
Hi! Love those photos. It clearly shows the various positions of the some of the horses during the race. Thank you! Lise from Maine
Wesley Wright More than 1 year ago
Is Orb going to be the next Triple Crown winner? He sure looks like he will be. He won the Derby quite handily. He is bred to get a distance of ground. Had a pretty good time even on the sloppy track. If he stays healthy is is going to be the next triple crown winner. (Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation 1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), Orb (2013)???? If Orb wins the Preakness I will be at the Belmont, no question. I want to see history when it happens.
Greg Jensik More than 1 year ago
Orb was toying with the field as he came down the stretch looking at the crowd. Once brought back to task, he was gone. Stayed wide the whole trip, ran a mile and 1/4 plus. Good luck newcomers.
John Burton More than 1 year ago
GOLDEN WHAT? I didn't even glance at his PP's. OUCH!
Wabstat More than 1 year ago
Has anyone seen Java's War yet??
Fred Colon More than 1 year ago
Last I saw of him, he was heading towards Belmont New York. He thinks there is a track there he can run on.
Wesley Wright More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure what happened to him. He's just lost a battle, he has not lost the war!
Kimberly Shugars More than 1 year ago
With no Golden Soul, im a 57000 superfecta winner. Had Orb, Revolutionary, Normandy Invasion and Mylute. Ugggg ! Se la vie.....If he had only been 5th inxtead of second.
Rodney Dangerfield More than 1 year ago
Hate to disappoint you, but the super doesn't pay 5 grand without Golden Soul, but wishful thinking. Peace !!!
Fred Colon More than 1 year ago
you are right! She obviously doesn't play much which actually makes her a winner.
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
Still would have taken 5k as I also had 1st,3rd 4th 5th!
allan More than 1 year ago
read the DRF u would see golden soul ran second by a nose over churchill surface.
thomas de fusco More than 1 year ago
1971 Whippet More than 1 year ago
Or, if you liked Golden Soul , the Super was almost a gift.
Forego137 More than 1 year ago
There's noway it was going to pay 57k if Golden Soul had come in 5th, I don't know where you got that dollar amt but your incorrect, besides this is racing get over it your acting like your new to the game, I can't believe your still telling that tale, MOVE ON OR QUIT GAMBLING ..............
MT_Black More than 1 year ago
any of the three horses behind golden soul and I have $15.00 exacta. Dumb horse crushed my soul. good thing for the Wise Dan/Orb Double. Easiest winner all day shoulda been 1/9 but I will take the value even if it is just to get my $ back.
allan More than 1 year ago
read DRF golden soul ran second at churchill he is peaking at the right time.
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Tyler Mathis More than 1 year ago
Wow 71$ Katie? lol think perhaps drf needs to start registering users.
Douglas More than 1 year ago
I was so surprised to watch how NORMANDY INVASION finished the race - then to watch him "Gallop Out" passing them all - even ORB before being pulled up ! That was very surprising to see . ORB , what Champion ! Just think : at one time / the connections was strongly considering picking out an Allowance race for ORB to race in hmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmm : how fast things cn change huh
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
I think you saw the wrong horse on the gallop out. If im not mistaken the gallop out winner was REVOLUTIONARY not that it matters the race stops at the wire...and its always easier to pass a horse after he has done its job.
Nick Pavletic More than 1 year ago
Normandy Invasion had better run in the Preakness or wait until the Dwyer. He couldn't get the Derby distance because his female family is nothing but sprinters for three generations. He can't be expected to run well in the Belmont either for the same reason.
MT_Black More than 1 year ago
Ya that horse is soooooo over rated. People just like to say "Normandy Invasion" or "Its D-Day" or some other dumb WWII phrase that makes them look stupid. That horse has won a maiden race THATS ALL. People should get off of his balls. The exacta for the Preakness is ORB/GOLDENCENTS.