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Curlin to stand stud in Kentucky

Nov. 21, 2008 at 2:56 PM   |   Comments

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VERSAILLES, Ky., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Curlin, the 2007 Horse of the Year and the richest racehorse in North American racing history, will stand stud at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Lane's End officials, in a release Friday, said Curlin would stand for $75,000 in 2009.

Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Farm owns 80 percent of the interest in Curlin, which has won more than $10.5 million over the last two years. Curlin won 11 of his 16 career starts.

"Curlin's performance on the track, his pedigree, and his conformation make him the most exciting sire prospect to retire in many years," said Will Farish of Lane's End. "We are honored to have him join his champion sire Smart Strike at Lane's End."

As a 3-year-old in 2007 Curlin won the Arkansas Derby, Preakness Stakes, Jockey Club Gold Cup, along with the Breeders' Cup Classic. This year, the colt won the Dubai World Cup, Stephen Foster and Woodward Handicaps.

Jackson said Curlin "is one of the best examples of the breed -- fast, strong, and durable. I predict he will make a substantial contribution to our sport through his gene pool and I am looking forward to seeing his foals compete and possibly exceed his unequaled race record."

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