05/25/2016 12:20PM

Lone Curlin sells for $225k at F-T Midlantic


Two days after his son Exaggerator won the Preakness Stakes, sire Curlin reaped immediate benefits at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile sale. His lone offering, a colt, sold to George A. Mellon for $225,000 out of the consignment of bloodstock agent Bobby Dodd.

Exaggerator is the fourth classic winner or classic-placed runner from as many crops by Curlin, joining 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice, 2014 Preakness runner-up Ride On Curlin, and 2015 Belmont third-place finisher Keen Ice.

“Curlin could run all day,” Exaggerator’s trainer Keith Desormeaux added. “Curlin got beat a [neck] in the Belmont. Curlin is known for producing a classic horse. What makes a great sire is his ability to pass on dominant athletic genes.”

The second dam of the Curlin colt sold Monday is Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner and champion Jewel Princess, making his dam a half or full sister to three stakes performers and two graded stakes producers.