Orb Wins the 2013 Kentucky Derby

Credit: Charles Bertram/Getty ImagesThe most exciting two minutes in sports also happens to be a great excuse to spend 24 hours submitting to your demons. After all, Kentucky Derby day is the only day that deems gambling, binge drinking Mint Juleps, and wearing a hat outside your grandmother’s closet socially acceptable.

Still, the main attraction is, of course, the horses and dark horses that face off against one another in a two-minute, one-and-a-quarter-mile dash that reminds you of how you panted your way through a 12-minute mile in high school. And the 139th Kentucky Derby proved to be just as exciting as the last 138 — hats off to Orb, who won the race despite Palace Malice’s unexpected early lead. (Sorry, Internet — Charming Kitten didn’t manage to eke in a win.)

Orb, who won the race with jockey Joel Rosario, was an early favorite in the Kentucky Derby. The horse, who is owned by Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, was hot off the heels of a Florida Derby victory when he won the Kentucky Derby. 

Another Julep to celebrate?

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Kate Ward is the current Executive Editor for Hollywood.com, a former editor and writer for Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, and a forever fan of pop culture. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Ward — whose work has also appeared in Glamour magazine — loves talking about nutgrafs and hates exclamation points, despite using them on a regular basis. Specializing in reality TV, ’90s nostalgia, and bad movies, Ward is likely the oldest person to attend "American Idols LIVE!" every year with her mom.

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