Curlin and Rachael Alexandra

2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year Curlin has been bred with 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. The two super-horses were bred together Monday, February 21 at Lanes End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. Rachel Alexandra became the first filly in 80 years to win the Preakness Stakes in 2009 as part of a season where she went 8-0 running against some of the best male horses in the country.

Curlin was retired in 2008 after his fourth place finish at the Breeders’ Cup Classic—the only time he finished out of the money during his entire career. Still, he had amazing 2007 and 2008 seasons during his short career. He won the 2007 Preakness and the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic during his $10.5 million spree of victories throughout his career.

These two horses will hopefully breed a superstar that will revitalize the racing industry, according to Rachel Alexandra’s owner Jess Jackson. While horse breeding is an industry of uncertainties, the bar has been set incredibly high by the parents of the potential foal. If the foal lives up to its potential, the sport of horse racing will see something that it might never have seen before—a champion bred by champions. Only time will tell what will develop.