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139th kentucky derby

Orb stages late charge to win Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn’t sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.

‘‘I was really far back,’’ Joel Rosario said. ‘‘I said hopefully he can go faster than that. I was saying maybe I was too far back, but it was so easy.’’

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