TRENTON – Does the winning horse in the Kentucky Derby have connections to the Statehouse?
You bet ya!
Orb, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, is owned by cousins of Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff.
Treasury Department Bill Quinn confirmed that the owners, Ogden Phipps and Stuart Janney, are cousins of the treasurer.
Quinn notes that while Sidamon-Eristoff was pleased that Orb took first place, he did not attend the Derby or place a wager on the outcome.