Owner: Stuart Janney, III and Phipps Stable

Trainer: Shug McGaughey
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Earnings: $2,395,850


  • * Attempts to become the 12th horse in history, and first since Thunder Gulch in 1995, to complete the Kentucky Derby-Belmont double

  • * Orb’s paternal grandsire is 1992 Belmont winner A.P. Indy; his maternal grandsire, Unbridled, won the 1990 Derby, finished second in the Preakness and fourth in the Belmont

  • * Beaten nearly 30 lengths combined in his first three starts, Orb broke his maiden going a mile at Aqueduct, launching a five-race win streak that culminated in his 2 ½-length Derby win

  • * Finished fourth in the Preakness leaving from post position 1


Stuart S. Janney III/Phipps Stable
Stuart Janney, III and Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps are first cousins whose families have a long and distinguished history in horse racing. Janney has been the Chairman of Bessemer Trust since 1995. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Janney received his J.D. from the University of Maryland. After holding several positions in the Federal government, Mr. Janney became a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Niles, Barton & Wilmer and then was a managing director of Alex Brown & Sons. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Jockey Club and on also the Boards of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), the Keeneland Association, and the King Ranch, Inc. Orb is his first Belmont starter. Phipps’s father, Ogden Phipps, and grandmother, Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps, were leading figures in the thoroughbred industry. Chairman of the Jockey Club, Phipps was Chairman of the NYRA Board of Trustees from 1976-83 and also served on the Board until 2012. Mr. Phipps has had three Belmont starters, most recently in 1989, when Awe Inspiring finished fourth behind Easy Goer, who was campaigned by his father.


McGaughey, who was born January 5, 1951 in Lexington, attended the races at Keeneland with his parents. He attended the University of Mississippi but dropped out after his junior year to keep his job as David Carr’s assistant; he later worked for David Whiteley and went out on his own in 1979. McGaughey has trained nine champions, including Easy Goer, Heavenly Prize, Storm Flag Flying and Personal Ensign, who went 13-for-13 from 1986-88. Inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 2004, and winner of the Eclipse Award as the nation’s top trainer in 1998, McGaughey’s other top horses include Lure, Coronado’s Quest, Seeking the Gold, My Flag, and Point of Entry. McGaughey is the father of two sons, Claude, IV and John. He and his wife Alison live in Roslyn, N.Y. and North Miami Beach.


Born January 14, 1985, Rosario attended the jockey school in his native Dominican Republic and had his jockey’s license by the age of 14. Previously based in California, he moved his tack to New York in the summer of 2012. In 2013, Rosario set a Keeneland spring meet record with 38 winners, won the Dubai World Cup aboard Animal Kingdom and his first Classic aboard Orb in the Kentucky Derby. This will be his third Belmont Stakes appearance, having finished ninth aboard Make Music for Me in 2010 and third aboard Brilliant Speed in 2012.

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