Hip 274, a Curlin colt, sells to Godolphin for $4.1 million at the 2019 Keeneland September Sale.
“Curlin has enjoyed a phenomenal year on the racetrack and in the sales ring. His progeny earnings this year are over $10,000,000, ranking him fourth on the General Sire list,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. “In addition to selling the Sale Topping colt at Keeneland September for $4.1 million, his yearling average of $607,000 makes Curlin the most successful commercial sire in North America.
“His book will not exceed 140 mares and we expect he will once again attract a phenomenal group of mares,” added Mr. Sikura. “I thank Barbara Banke for her support of mares and allowing his stud fee to remain unchanged at $175,000 when his accomplishments could have justified a raise. Allowing breeders to be profitable is essential and engenders loyalty to the Hill ‘n’ Dale stallions. I have always tried to provide fellow breeders with the best value possible.”
In addition to being the Leading Sire of Yearlings, having sold the Sales Topper at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, he was also the Leading Sire of Two Year Olds in 2019 with the $3.65 million Sale Topper at the Gulfstream Sale. Curlin’s 2019 Two Year Old average was $863,428. He is the sire of 16 Stakes winners in 2019, 10 of which are Graded Stakes winners led by Millionaire Vino Rosso, winner of the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes. He is the Leading Sire by Average Earnings Index (AEI) and is the Leading Sire of million dollar sale yearlings in 2019 with eight.
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