Solomini (Curlin–Surf’s Song, by Storm Cat) will take up stud duties at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds for a fee of $6,500.
Raymond J. DeStefano, Hidden Lake Farm’s Chris Bernhard and Chris Larsen join McMahon in the stallion acquisition.
“He’s a winner of $834,993 and the only Grade I son of Curlin in New York,” said Joe McMahon. “Solomini raced with the best of his class, beating many Grade I winners including McKinzie, Bolt d’Oro, Magnum Moon, Mendlessohn, Firenze Fire, Higher Power and others.”
Campaigned by Zayat Stables and Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Solomini retires with a record of 16-2-4-5 and earnings of $834,993. The $270,000 KEESEP buy’s career was highlighted by placings in the 2017 GI FrontRunner S. and GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and the 2018 GI Arkansas Derby.
Solomini will be available for inspection in Kentucky, Dec. 8-13, before leaving for New York.