Earth Becomes First Winner For Freshman Sire Orb

by | 06.11.2017 | 4:35pm
Earth became the first winner for his sire, 2013 Kentucky Derby winner, Orb

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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