Nice article over on Bloodhorse.com about some of the mares booked to Horse of the Year Curlin during his first year at stud. Talk about top quality! In addition to the aforementioned Maggy Hawk (dam of Afleet Alex), the powerfully-built chestnut will enjoy the charms of such producers as Candytuft (dam of Midnight Lute), Najecam (dam of Action This Day), Checkered Flag (dam of Zanjero), Dixie Ghost (dam of Chelokee), Class Kris (dam of Student Council), Zenith (dam of Great Hunter), Hookedonthefeelin (dam of Pussycat Doll) and Zophie (dam of Appealing Zophie). The large number of A.P. Indy mares is particularly noteworthy.
Dare we dream that soon-to-be-mom (by Giant’s Causeway) Rags to Riches (A.P.Indy) be added to Curlin’s harem this year? Honestly, wouldn’t you like to, in true Dr. Doolittle fashion, hear those two “talking” to one another in the breeding shed?
C: “I finally got you just where I want you, girl.”
R: “Don’t be so sure, big boy. I’ve out bobbed you before.”