2007 & 2008 Horse of the Year, Champion 3 YO colt; Champion Older Horse, Racing Hall of Fame, Leading Sire
The most accomplished son of two-time leading general sire Smart Strike at stud, with four grade one stakes winners in 2016. Curlin sired G1 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice in his first crop and G1 Kentucky Derby contender Ride on Curlin and G2 winner Diversy Harbor in his second. 2015 proved to be his breakout year with G1 Travers victor Keen Ice , multiple G1 winner Curalina, G1 Santa Anita Oaks heroine Stellar Wind, G3W Ocean Knight, G2 Schuylerville winner Off The Tracks and Exaggerator, who won the G2 Saratoga Special.
So far 2016 has been highlighted by Exaggerator’s G1 Preakness and G1 Haskell victories, Curalina’s G1 La Troienne and G3 Shuvee, Off the Tracks taking the G1 Mother Goose, Stellar Wind besting the great Beholder in the G1Clement L. Hirsch, and homebred Terra Promessa’s scores in the G3 Fantasy and G3 Honeybee.
The leading North American money earner of all time until march 2016, with $10,501,800 in purses, Curlin was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2014, was Champion Three-Year-Old Colt, Champion Older Male and Horse of the Year twice.