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As Orb's comeback falls short in Saturday's Travers, a brother is set for stud duty in Bel Air

As Orb's comeback falls short in Saturday's Travers, a brother is set for stud duty in Bel Air

One of the half-brothers of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who finished a close up third in Saturday's Travers Stakes at Saratoga, has moved to Maryland in preparation for entering stallion duty at Country Life Farm in Bel Air. Freedom Child, runaway winner of the Grade II Peter Pan Stakes in New York in May, was retired from racing following the July 27 Jim Dandy at Saratoga. He is a son of the stallion Malibu Moon, from the mare Bandstand out of Deputy Minister. Freedom Child is stabled at Merryland Farm in Hydes, but Josh and Mike Pons, who own Merryland and Country Life, plan to bring him and their other two stallions, Friesan Fire and Cal Nation, to the Bel Air farm in September,...

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