01/25/2017 3:02PM

Curlin, Lookin At Lucky share plenty

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Barbara D. Livingston
Breaking Lucky is a Canadian classic winner for sire Lookin At Lucky.

Curlin and Lookin At Lucky have much in common – both are Preakness Stakes winners by the late Smart Strike, and both put together consecutive championship seasons. Both will have classic-performing starters in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup, with Keen Ice and Breaking Lucky, respectively. Both also are among the highest-ranked stallions on Daily Racing Form’s Beyer Sire Performance Standings.

Among North American stallions with 100 or more starters in 2016, Curlin and Lookin At Lucky ranked second and third, respectively, by the percentage of those individual runners to earn triple-digit Beyers.

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Curlin, who stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, has emerged as a prominent American classic sire, with a Triple Crown runner of distinction in each of his first four crops. That group includes Keen Ice, who was third in the 2015 Belmont Stakes and later defeated Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes.

Meanwhile, Lookin At Lucky, who stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud, has sired 22 stakes winners from his first three crops – including Breaking Lucky, who took the Prince of Wales Stakes, the middle jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown. Lookin At Lucky’s graded winners include Madefromlucky, who is declared as an alternate for the Pegasus.