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'A day for the ages,' as Orb rises to a dominating Kentucky Derby win
'A day for the ages,' as Orb rises to a dominating Kentucky Derby win

"Amazing! A day for the ages," was the way Mike Pons put it about an hour after Orb, the son of the onetime Harford County based stallion Malibu Moon, stayed off a blistering early pace and out of trouble on a sloppy track and then blew away the rest of field to capture the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville Saturday. It was also the first truly classic win by one of the offspring of Malibu Moon, American's top rated stallion who began his stud career at the Pons family's Country Life Farm in Bel Air before moving to Kentucky in the middle of the last decade. "Oh my gosh. This is just a magical time," Mike Pons, who owns...

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