The Pons family of Country Life Farm in Bel Air, had a connection to the Kentucky Derby. A 3-year-old colt named Orb was the 7-2 favorite among the field of 20. Orb's father, Malibu Moon, began a stud career at Country Life Farm. Orb went on to win the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs later in the month. He did not, however, win another race and was retired at the end of the year to stud.