Curlin: the record-breaking racehorse retires to Lane's End FarmPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Lane's End confirms Curlin's retirement plans
WILLIAM FARISH's Lane's End Farm in Kentucky has been confirmed as the future residence of Curlin, who retires to stud with record career earnings of $10,501,800.
As reported in the Racing Post on Friday, the fee for the four-year-old son of Smart Strike has been set at $75,000, making him the highest-priced sire to cover his first book of mares in the US in 2009.
William Farish of Lane's End FarmPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Smart Strike, who is poised to be crowned the champion US sire, also stands at Lane's End. His fee for 2009 has been set at $150,000.
The subject of an ongoing legal wrangle over his ownership, Curlin won 11 of his 16 career starts, seven at Grade 1 level. His victories included the Preakness Stakes, which came at the expense of Street Sense and Hard Spun, and an easy victory in the Dubai World Cup. He then won the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs, the Woodward at Saratoga and a second Jockey Club Stakes before being beaten behind Raven's Pass on an unfamiliar all-weather surface at the Breeders' Cup in Santa Anita.
WillFarish said: "Curlin's performance on the track, his pedigree and his conformation make him the most exciting sire prospect to retire in many years. We are honoured to have him join his champion sire Smart Strike at Lane's End."