Pricey Curlin Colt Out of Taris Scores First-Time Out at Churchill


King Fury | Coady

7th-Churchill Downs, $100,436, Msw, 9-3, 2yo, 1 1/16m, 1:45.55, ft.

KING FURY (c, 2, Curlin">Curlin–Taris {GISW, $1,086,260}, by Flatter), a $950,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling last year, donned cap and gown at first asking Thursday over the Churchill main track. Positioned midpack on the outside and always interested while in a good stalking spot in the strung-out field, the chestnut made a wide move on the turn after sitting behind fractions of :24.58 and :48.76. He came a bit awkwardly into the stretch, but ground down the leaders to shake clear late and score by 2 3/4 lengths. It was a blanket finish for the next five across the line, with 26-1 Ram (American Pharoah) getting the place spot by a nose and 12-1 Palazzi (Pioneerof the Nile) in third. The winner, who went off at nearly 7-1, is the first foal out of Taris, winner of the GI Humana Distaff S. over this surface in 2016 in addition to four other graded stakes. She sold as a racing or broodmare prospect at Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky Fall sale in 2014 for $2,350,000. King Fury is her only reported foal. Sales History: $950,000 Ylg '19 FTSAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $55,144. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O-Fern Circle Stables & Three Chimneys Farm, LLC; B-Heider Family Stables, LLC (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek.


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