Curlin was a great runner. He won the 2007 Preakness, the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic, and the 2008 Dubai World Cup, among other races. He earned over ten million dollars on the racetrack, making him still the top money-earning North American horse. He was Horse of the Year twice, as both a three-year-old and a four-year-old.
Curlin is just getting started at stud, but he’s already making his mark. In his first two classes, he has had a Kentucky Derby qualifier: Palace Malice last year, and Ride On Curlin this year. Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, giving Curlin a Classic winner in his first crop, and his four-year-old year is off to a great start with wins in the Gulfstream Park Handicap and the New Orleans Handicap. Curlin babies are making their mark far and wide across the country; four months into this year, Curlin sits atop the third-crop sire list.
And now? Curlin has officially been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame!
Congratulations, Curlin! You deserve it.