Dominican jockey wins the Kentucky Derby

Ahem, is he single?

NBC Latino

Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby today, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic. When the field turned for home on the cool, overcast afternoon at Churchill Downs, Normandy Invasion grabbed the lead while Orb was gearing up. But in the deep stretch, Orb prevailed, carrying Joel Rosario to his first derby win.

The 28-year-old Dominican jockey Joel Rosario is on a winning streak. He also won the Dubai World Cup, with a purse of $10 million, aboard former Kentucky-Derby winner Animal Kingdom.  Raised in a farm with horses, Rosario went to jockey school for six months to learn how to ride on competitions, and received his riding license at age 14. After winning a series of races in Santo Domingo, Rosario moved to California in 2006 where he has been training and coming up in the rankings…

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