Just before the start of the race, it was announced that Orb and Revolutionary were co-favorites at 6-1 odds. Orb and jockey Joel Rosario made good on those odds moving up from 15h to win with a time of 2:02.89.

Palace Malice was the early leader but yielded to Normandy Invasion who then yielded to Orb at the 16th pole in the slop at Churchill Downs.