11/24/2008 12:00AM

Curlin to be paraded Saturday

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Curlin, the highest-earning horse in North American racing history and the reigning Horse of the Year, will be paraded before the racing public for the final time Saturday when Churchill Downs closes its 26-day meet.

Curlin will be walked onto the main track between the fifth and sixth races at about 1:35 p.m. Eastern. A brief tribute in the winner's circle will follow.

Curlin, who has earned $10,501,800, is scheduled to stand at stud next year at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky. A 4-year-old Smart Strike colt, he is owned primarily by the Stonestreet Stables of Jess Jackson and trained by Steve Asmussen. Robby Albarado was his regular rider.