Kentucky Derby hopeful Curlin nibbles at the hand of hot walker Juan Gonzales as he gets a bath outside Barn 38 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Monday, April 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will
stand next year at Lane's End, a central Kentucky horse farm owned
by the former U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.
Will Farish announced Friday that the richest racehorse in North
America will have a stud fee of $75,000 in his first year as a
stallion. That is $10,000 more than the fee being charged for
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Big Brown.
Curlin's majority owner, Jess Jackson, announced last week he
was retiring the horse after perhaps one last race. A complicated
ownership dispute is being hashed out in court over Jackson's $4
million bid for the 20 percent interest in the horse he doesn't
In 16 career starts, Curlin has won 11 times with two
second-place finishes and two thirds.