The Graded Stakes Placed and Black Type Winner, Curlin’s Honor (Curlin – Franscat, by Stormin Fever) – from the family of Fappiano – will be standing in Florida for the 2021 breeding season at Pleasant Acres Stallions, with a fee of $2,500.
Curlin’s Honor is a son of Curlin – two-time Horse of the Year and Eclipse Award Winner Champion Three-Year-Old and Champion Older Horse. Curlin is sire of 67 stakes winners and 123 stakes horses. Curlin’s Honor’s dam, Franscat, has produced eight winners out of nine starters, including three Black Type Winners and 1 Graded Black Type Placer.
Trained by Mark Casse, Curlin’s Honor was in the money 12 out of 17 starts. At three, he won the 6f $100,000 Woodstock Stakes (Listed) in 1:08.85, by 2 ¼ lengths. In the same year, he placed second in the 7f $100,000 Paradise Creek Stakes (Black Type) and the 9f $125,000 G3 Ontario Derby, beating GSW Mr. Ritz. At 4, he won the 8f $150,000 Artie Schiller Stakes (Listed), defeating G1W Voodoo Song. In the same year, he placed second in the 8f $175,000 G2 King Edward Stakes, and third in the 7f $175,000 G2 Connaught Cup Stakes, the 7f $175,000 G2 Play the King Stakes, the 6f $125,000 G3 Jacques Cartier Stakes, and the 6.5f $125,000 G3 Bold Venture Stakes.
When asked about Curlin’s Honor, Mark Casse replied, “Talented, Fast, Handsome, and Pure Class.”
“We are excited to bring Curlin’s Honor to Pleasant Acres Stallions,” said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres Stallions. “As a record breaking $1.5 million two-year-old in training purchase, he has proven himself long and short, on all weather, turf, and dirt. Helen and I look forward to another great breeding season in 2021 with this newest addition to the stallion roster.”
Curlin’s Honor joins stallions Amira’s Prince, Breaking Lucky, Bucchero, Gunnevera, Handsome Mike, Long On Value, Neolithic, Ride On Curlin, Squadron A, Sweetontheladies, and Treasure Beach at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala. Pleasant Acres Stallions has received many accolades for excellence, including 2017 Florida Freshman Sire of the Year for Poseidon’s Warrior, 2017 DRF Florida-bred Beyer Award, 2009 Florida Breeder of the Year, 2009 Florida Broodmare of the Year, Breeder of the 2009 Florida Horse of the Year, and was ranked third in the nation for leading breeders in 2009 by average earnings per starter with 10 or more starters.
For more information on Pleasant Acres Stallions, visit www.pleasantacresstallions.com.
Photo Credit – Chelsea Durand