a missed opportunity for Exaggerator

Exaggerator, Curlin's second Classic winner, has been retired to stud. On one hand, it hardly comes as a surprise after such disappointing races in the Travers (GI) and the Pennsylvania Derby (GII).  It made sense as a time to give him a break. But, to call an end to his racing career?  How disappointing. In... Continue Reading →

onward and upward from Belmont Day

Belmont Stakes day got off to a good start for Curlin babies, with Connect posting an authoritative allowance win.  Connect, of course, proved that was no fluke this past Friday when he returned to win the Curlin Stakes. Two others who raced on Belmont day did not fare quite as well.  Curalina (Whatdreamsrmadeof, by Graeme... Continue Reading →

like father, like son?

After a couple of nights to sleep on it, we still woke to find it still was not a dream: Exaggerator won the Preakness.  Curlin himself accomplished that feat in 2007, and now he has a son who has done the same. In four crops, Exaggerator is the second son of Curlin to see the... Continue Reading →

a Grade I, and other glory

This weekend, four Curlin babies found the winners' circle, two in graded stakes company.  Three more rounded out the exacta. In short, it's a good week to be a Curlin baby. Top billing, of course, goes to Exaggerator (Dawn Raid, by Vindication).  After making a bold move in the San Felipe, but then stalling out, one... Continue Reading →

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