This afternoon, at 2:40 p.m., the next generation of Thoroughbred came into the world – the royally-bred son of 2-time Horse of the Year Curlin and 2009 Horse of the Year, Rachel Alexandra.
The dark bay colt with the star is the product of generations of careful selective breeding, all with the goal of producing the fastest horse in the world. A Derby winner, a Classic winner, a Millionaire – the hope is simply for a winner. This baby was the dream of Jess Jackson, the patron of Stonestreet Farms, and it is a shame he didn’t live to see it. But let’s hope this little guy does right by his parents and lives up to those dreams of his late owner. If Curlin R. Alexander, Jr. is half as good as his ancestors, we will see something very special on the track in a few years’ time.