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Curlin romps home to win the Dubai World Cup as a four-year-old

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Death of Curlin's dam Sherriff's Deputy aged 18

SHERIFF'S  Deputy, the dam of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, has been put down at at the age of 18 due to the effects of laminitis. 

By leading broodmare sire Deputy Minister, Sherriff's Deputy was the dam of seven foals to race - none more notable than Curlin.

As a three-year-old, Curlin earned his first of two Horse of the Year honours after winning the Grade 2 Arkansas Derby by a record margin of 10 ½ lengths;  the Grade 1  Preakness  two starts later. He also won the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Breeders' Cup Classic to close out his three-year-old season.

Highlights at four included the $6 million Dubai World Cup. He retired with a record earnings tally of $10,501,800, which still stands today.

"Sherriff's Deputy has been a dear part of the Fares Farm family for 18 years, and she's responsible for some of our fondest memories," said Shannon White, General Manager at Fares. "I'd like to thank farm manager Carrie Clark and veterinarians Laurie Metcalf, Christina Lu and Raul Bras for their diligence and care in providing for a comfortable and productive life for Sherriff's Deputy.

"I have no doubt that Curlin got his grit and determination from this mare, her constitution and resolve were absolutely unparalleled," White added. "She blessed us with a lovely filly by Distorted Humor this year for which we are very, very grateful."

Sherriff's Deputy  has a three-year-old colt by Smart Strike - a full brother to Curlin - racing named Deputy Striker, and her last foal is the aforementioned weanling filly by Distorted Humor.

 

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