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Topic - Kentucky Derby
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Animal Kingdom won the Derby in 2011 and the $10 million Dubai World Cup this year. The previous time a Derby winner ran at Ascot was in 1936 when Omaha, the 1935 Triple Crown winner, finished second in the signature Gold Cup race.
The winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2011 and the $10 million Dubai World Cup this year is to be retired to stud after running in the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday. Not since 1936 has a Kentucky Derby winner competed at Royal Ascot.
Palice Malice, who came into the race with only one win in seven starts, vindicated trainer Todd Pletcher's support of the 3-year-old colt despite a 12th place finish in the Derby.
Orb is looking to bounce back after his fourth-place finish in the Preakness, following his 2½ -length win in the Derby. Oxbow is out to show his wire-to-wire Preakness win was not a fluke.
Orb is the 3-1 favorite and drew the No. 5 post for trainer Shug McGaughey. Preakness winner Oxbow is 5-1 after drawing the No. 7 post for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb is all set to take on Preakness winner Oxbow in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday following a workout that had trainer Shug McGaughey declaring his colt ready for another race.
Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
After Oxbow upset Kentucky Derby winner Orb in Saturday's Preakness to extend racing's Triple Crown drought to 36 years, the next best alternative for the Belmont Stakes is a rematch.
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Orb will seek to keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Orb won the Derby by 2½ lengths as the betting favorite.