With the 2008 announcement of Curlin's second consecutive Horse of the Year title, the muscular son of Smart Strike joins a very exclusive list. Since the inception of the Eclipse awards, only the legendary greats Secretariat, Forego, Affimed and Cigar were able to claim back to back titles. Curlin, who became the leading earnings winner in American racing history accumulating over $10 million in prize money, certainly fits the description. Curlin's signature victories as a three year old included the 2007 Preakness Stakes and Breeders' Cup Classic. In his four year old campaign he continued his winning ways in the 2008 Dubai Cup, Woodard Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup among others. Curlin's career record of 11 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds in 16 starts is a testament to his consistent excellence.
Jaime Corum continues to exhibit her artistic talents with this powerful head study of Curlin. The classic portrait composed amidst the subtle tones and hues captured in Corum's detailed brush strokes is a poignant portrayal of the striking chestnut champion with the distinctive white blaze.
Printed on the finest heavy duty stock and measuring 13" x 19", "Curlin" is strictly limited to only 150 total pieces. Each is hand-numbered and signed by the artist as well as his accomplished jockey Robby Albarado.
A perfect addition to any equine art library, order yours now!