ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Who won the Kentucky Derby 2013 today? The Kentucky Derby 2013 winner today May 4, 2013 from Churchill Downs was Orb ridden by jockey Joel Rosario, delivering stunning results before a packed track. Before the race, the Joe Bravo horse Black Onyx and the Alan Garcia horse Fear the Kitten were scratched. Because wagering had already started when Black Onyx was scratched, officials told news that it was too late to add Fear the Kitten back into the race.
Recently, Bob Baffert confirmed to news that he wouldn’t have a horse in the Kentucky Derby 2013 today. Both Baffert horses Governor Charlie and Code West were withdraw, marking the first time that Baffert hasn’t had a horse in the race since 2008. But Baffert tell news that Code West is ready to run the Belmont Stakes 2013.
Prior to the running of Kentucky Derby today, Shug McGaughey, trainer of favorite Orb, told the Chicago Tribune “I don’t mind talking about the race, hoping that people will read the stories and get interested in the sport.” He also told news “But there’s only so much I can say about it at this point — and I always hope nobody remembers what it was once the race is run.” Meantime, new security measures were in place today at the track. Officials confirmed the tightest security since 9/11. Upwards of 165,000 persons were estimated in attendance.
Calvin Borel rode Revolutionary today. Borel won the Derby in 2007, then again two years later and once again in 2010. In 2009, Borel won on Mine That Bird, a then long shot horse with 50-1 odds. He picked up the win less than twenty-fours hours after winning the Kentucky Oaks on Rachel Alexandra. And in 2010, Borel won with Super Saver. A month later Borel became the second jockey along with Pat Day to pick up one thousand career wins at Churchill Downs. For complete results today, click HERE.