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Antigo's Lukas unable to win, as Orb rallied to win Kentucky DerbySubmitted: 05/04/2013
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LOUISVILLE, KY - Antigo native D. Wayne Lukas is one of the sports' legendary trainers. He was looking to become the oldest trainer ever to win at the Kentucky Derby.

Lukas had two horses, Oxbow and Will Take Charge. Both were considered longshots.

However, Lukas had confidence in the duo. Why not, he's had 47 Derby starters, the most by any trainer.

However, Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.


When the field turned for home on the cool, overcast Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs, Normandy Invasion grabbed the lead while Orb was gearing up. But in the deep stretch, Orb prevailed, carrying Joel Rosario to his first Derby win.

Long shot Golden Soul was second with Revolutionary third.

Normandy Invasion faded to fourth.

Orb, the 5-1 favorite, finished in 2:02.89


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