Watch: Fallon ‘Interviewed’ Derby Favorite Orb Before Horse Won

by | May 5, 2013 at 8:01 AM | Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, TV News

It turns out Jimmy Fallon scored the “interview” of the week last week when he sat down to go nose-to-muzzle with the horse that eventually won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

The horse was Orb, the favorite going into the contest, and the winner of a come-from-behind race on a muddy, rain-soaked track at Kentucky’s Churchill Downs.

With NBC Sports preparing to air the race “live” on Saturday, Fallon got access to Orb at some point last week for an intimate stall-side “chat” with Orb that aired Friday night on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

Orb proved to be a congenial interview subject who alternately snorted, bared his teeth and furled his formidable lips in answer to Fallon’s probing questions about the race and the field of competitors Orb would be facing.

Now, with the hindsight of having watched Orb win the big race on Saturday, you must watch Fallon’s equine interview — above.