03/31/2008 11:00PM

Editor's note


An article on March 28 about the racetrack performances of top-priced auction horses that concentrated on Jalil failed to qualify the following assertion: "Should he somehow do the unthinkable - beat Curlin, that is - Jalil would become the first horse ever purchased at the very top of the market actually to live up to his sticker price." The assertion was intended to apply to horses at the top of the all-time market but not to horses sold in years when top auction prices were comparatively lower. Jalil, a $9.7 million yearling purchase in 2005, brought the fifth highest price at public auction. In fact, horses such as Nureyev, who brought $1.3 million as a yearling in 1978; A.P. Indy, who brought $2.9 million as a yearling in 1990; and Fusaichi Pegasus, who brought $4 million as a yearling in 1998, are examples of horses who sold at the top of an annual market and went on to race and win at the highest levels.