Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' juvenile colt Earth became the first winner for his sire, Kentucky Derby winner Orb, when he got up nearing the wire to win a five-furlong turf maiden contest at Gulfstream Park June 11.
It was the career debut for Earth, who is out of Mullins Bay, an unraced daughter of Speightstown that is a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner, Bridgetown. Earth was consigned by Four Star Sales, agent, to the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale, where he was purchased for $190,000.
Earth becomes the first winner for his sire Orb, whose first crop are 2-year-olds. Orb stands at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., where his 2017 stud fee is $25,000, stands and nurses.
On Friday at Belmont Park, Orb's 3-year-old full brother won his career debut. Emancipation (Malibu Moon x Lady Liberty) rallied from far back to win by a length. Emancipation races as a homebred for Stuart Janney and Phipps Stable, the partnership that campaigned Orb.
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