05/26/2016 5:28PM

Ride On Curlin retired to stand in Florida

Barbara D. Livingston
Ride On Curlin will debut at stud in 2017 at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla.

Ride On Curlin, the 2014 Preakness Stakes runner-up, has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in 2017 at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla.

A fee for Ride On Curlin, a 5-year-old son of Curlin, will be announced at a later time.

Ride On Curlin finished his career with 3 wins in 22 starts for earnings of $795,175.

In addition to his Preakness effort, he also finished second in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and third in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes, the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, and the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes. He garnered national attention following his second start, where he set a track record at Ellis Park, going 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03 flat.

Ride On Curlin raced for owner Daniel Doughtery and trainer Billy Gowan.

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“Ride on Curlin is a stunning individual,” said Michelle Hemingway, director of bloodstock at Pleasant Acres. “Being a track record-setter in July of his 2-year-old campaign will make him very attractive to Florida breeders. In my mind, Curlin looks to be an up-and-coming sire of sires, and we are so pleased to have the first son of Curlin to stand in Florida right here at Pleasant Acres Stallions.”

Bred in Kentucky by G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and the Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust, Ride On Curlin is out of the Grade 2-placed Storm Cat mare Magical Ride, who is the dam of four winners from five foals to race.

His second dam is the Grade 1 winner Victory Ride, and his extended family includes Grade 1 winner River Flyer and stakes winners Mr. Mabee, Lady Pastor, Young and Daring, Ladies Cruise, and Seven Nation Army.

“It has been my goal since opening a stallion station in 2014 to bring new bloodlines to Florida,” said farm owner Joe Barbazon. “Ride On Curlin fits our program by being the first son of Curlin to come to our state and is out of a brilliant female family. I look forward to diversifying my broodmare band to complement this fine young stallion.”