February 3, 2007 - Gulfstream Park, Race 4, Msw, USD $44,000, 7f

Curlin, c, 3, 2004 by Smart Strike

1st Dam: Sherriff's Deputy, by Deputy Minister
2nd Dam: Barbarika, by Bates Motel
3rd Dam: War Exchange, by Wise Exchange

Owner: Midnight Cry Stable
Breeder: Fares Farm Inc (KY)
Trainer: Helen Pitts

A grandson of MGSW Barbarika, Curlin had been training smartly and went into the gate as the slight 2-1 favorite. The big chestnut came out running and had a clear lead heading into the turn. He didn't corner all that well approaching the stretch, but continued to extend his advantage despite drifting out and came home 12 3/4 lengths clear of the others. The winner was a $57,000 KEESEP yearling. Fellow firster Winstrella (Gone West) was the runner-up. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $22,800.

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