Multiple Grade I winner Charlatan (Speightstown–Authenticity, by Quiet American) will stand the 2022 breeding season for a fee of $50,000 live foal stands and nurses, Hill 'n' Dale Farm announced Wednesday. Named a 'TDN Rising Star' after a tour-de-force debut victory, Charlatan went on to capture the GI Arkansas Derby and GI Runhappy Malibu S. before finishing second in the $20-million Saudi Cup in his career finale.
“I have been looking forward to having this horse,” said John Sikura, owner of Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa. “He is a brilliant physical specimen. He is by the right horse in Speightstown, and he has all the right horses in his pedigree. I think this is the most highly credentialed horse we've brought to the farm in terms of performance, pedigree, and speed; all those elements we feel are requisites of very important horses. Curlin was a very important horse–a great racehorse and Horse of the Year–but this brilliance is hard to find. Succinctly, Charlatan has everything I value in a stallion in spades.”
Bred by Stonestreet Stables, Charlatan was a $700,000 Keeneland September buy. Owned by the partnership of SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Frederick Hertrich III, John D. Fielding and Golconda Stables and trained by Bob Baffert, he retired with a record of 5-4-1-0 and earnings of $4,047,200.