AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.
Never caused problems. Never raised a ruckus. Never got sick or hurt while frolicking in the fields of Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., with his pals, or when he was learning how to be a racehorse at Niall Brennan's farm in Ocala, Fla. Did everything asked of him.
"A model citizen," says Claiborne Farm manager Bradley Purcell.
Brennan remembers the colt did everything right. "His workouts, his focus, he didn't fret about things, he was enjoying it," he says.
And wouldn't you know it: In his racing debut, last Aug. 18 at Saratoga, Orb
leaped in the air as the gates opened and trailed by 14 lengths early on in the
seven-furlong race. He made a remarkable recovery, though, and finished third, just
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