Exaggerator

Fee: $15,000 S&N
Curlin - Dawn Raid,
by
Vindication, 2013 DK B

CURLIN’S BEST 3-YEAR-OLD AT STUD

Bred top and bottom to be an outstanding sire, Exaggerator is the most accomplished 3-year-old son of 2-time Horse of the Year Curlin and is a Graded stakes winner over five different racetracks from 6 1/2 to 9 1/2 furlongs.
Exaggerator - CURLIN’S BEST 3-YEAR-OLD AT STUD
Exaggerator Overview
  • First-crop winners led by: MdSpWt winner Director’s Cut, runner-up in the $75,000 Sharp Susan S. at Gulfstream; MdSpWt winner Perfect Mistake, placed in the $100,000 Juvenile S. at Ellis Park; Color of Dawn, MdSpWt winner at Keeneland; Nutsie, debut MdSpWt winner at Saratoga; Herald Angel, MdSpWt winner at Belmont; Gagetown, debut MdSpWt winner at Churchill; etc.
  • 2019 sales: first yearlings of $400,000, $400,000, $275,000, $275,000, $270,000, $250,000, etc.
  • CURLIN’s only 3-time G1 winner at stud—$3,581,120 in earnings, nearly $900,000 more than fellow Classic winner Palace Malice
  • Won the $1,500,000 Preakness [G1], $1,000,000 Haskell Inv. [G1], and $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby [G1] by a combined 11 1⁄4 lengths
  • CURLIN’s fastest Classic-winning 3-year-old, with a 103 Beyer in the Santa Anita Derby—fastest Beyer by a Kentucky Derby contender in 2016; earned 101 Beyers in Kentucky Derby & Preakness
  • Matched his sire CURLIN with three G1 wins at 3 including the Preakness S., defeating champion Nyquist
  • Fast-closing runner-up in the Kentucky Derby [G1], beaten only 1 1⁄4 lengths and earning a 4 1⁄2 Ragozin
  • Iron horse: Only 3-year-old of 2016 to compete in all three Triple Crown races, Haskell & Travers, with 15 starts at 10 tracks coast to coast in a 16-month span, winning four million-dollar races
  • A leading 2-year-old: G1-placed winner of the $200,000 Saratoga Special [G2] at 6 1⁄2 furlongs & $1,000,000 Delta Jackpot [G3] at 1 1⁄16 miles

"Exaggerator is an extreme racehorse, and, physically, he’s absolutely beautiful."  

—WinStar CEO Elliott Walden

 "Exaggerator, he was the extreme racehorse. He showed up to every big race, on different tracks, against all the horses, and prevailed in three Grade 1s. He retired sound, fit and healthy as a three time Grade 1 winning three-year-old, you couldn't ask for much more. We have accumulated a great group of Grade 1 and Grade 2-winning-or-producing mares; that's the quality we felt he deserved and what we sent to him." 

—Michael Wallace, China Horse Club

"I also liked the Exaggerators. After the yearling sales were finished, I had a very positive feeling about him."

—Mike Ryan, TDN 3/13

"The Exaggerators are getting better with age, which is what I look for in a young stallion."

—Liz Crow

"He's as good as anything we have on the farm this year... I wish I had a dozen of them."

—Tristan de Meric

"Although I see Exaggerator as a stallion whose progeny will thrive at longer distances, he proved his mettle at a very early age, not to mention with a conservative handler in Keith Desormeaux. They were steady market sellers as weanlings to yearlings, and from what I've seen of thus far, they've evolved nicely as 2-year-olds, exhibiting good balance and aptitude, while selling reasonably well at the recently concluded OBS March sale. He's one to watch for sure."

—Nick Hines, TDN 4/2

 

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earning
2 6 3 (2) 1 (1) 0 $983,120
3 9 3 (3) 2 (2) 1 (1) $2,598,000

15 6 (5) 3 (3) 1 (1) $3,581,120

Won at 2

  • Saratoga Special S. (G2, 6 1/2f, defeating Saratoga Mischief, Hammers Vision, John Q. Public, Holding Gold, Mid Life Crisis)
  • Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs (G3, 8 1/2f, defeating Sunny Ridge, Harlan Punch, Found Money, Whitmore, Forevamo, Texas Jambalaya, Memories of Winter, Cowboy Classic, Iron Dome)
  • A maiden special weight race at Del Mar (6 furlongs, defeating Miner's Light, On Fire, Dressed in Hermes, American League, Path of David, Ed Johnson, Tiz a Billy, Nuke Laloosh)

2nd at 2

  • Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland (G1, 8 1/2f, to Brody's Cause, defeating Rated R Superstar, Sticksstatelydude, Uncle Vinny, Sheikh of Sheikhs, Threefiveindia, Uncle Jerry, Gametown, Pinnacle Peak, Wild Man)

Won at 3

  • Preakness S. (G1, 9 1/2f, by 3 1/2, defeating Cherry Wine, Nyquist, Stradivari, Lani, Laoban, Uncle Lino, Fellowship, Awesome Speed, Collected, Abiding Star)
  • Haskell Inv, at Monmouth Park (G1, 9f, defeating American Freedom, Sunny Ridge, Nyquist, Gun Runner, Awesome Slew)
  • Santa Anita Derby (G1, 9f, defeating Mor Spirit, Uncle Lino, Danzing Candy, Diplodocus, Denman's Call, Smokey Image, Iron Rob

2nd at 3

  • Kentucky Derby (G1, 10f, to Nyquist, defeating Gun Runner, Mohaymen, Suddenbreakingnews, Destin, Brody's Cause, Mo Tom, Lani, More Spirit, My Man Sam, Tom's Ready, Creator, Outwork, Danzing Candy, Trojan Nation, Oscar Nominated, Majesto, Whitmore, Shagaf)
  • San Vicente S. (G2, 7f, to Nyquist, deafeating Denman's Call, Sheikh of Sheikhs, El Charro)

3rd at 3

  • San Felipe S. (G2, 8 1/2f, to Danzing Candy, Mor Spirit, defeating Uncle Lino, Smokey Image, I will Score)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

CURLIN (USA)
ch. 2004
SMART STRIKE (CAN)
b. 1992 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
CLASSY 'N SMART (CAN)*
b. 1981
SMARTEN (USA) dkb/br. 1976
NO CLASS (CAN) b. 1974 *
SHERRIFFS DEPUTY (USA)
b. 1994
DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
b. 1979
VICE REGENT (CAN) ch. 1967
MINT COPY (CAN) dkb/br. 1970
BARBARIKA (USA)
b. 1985
BATES MOTEL (USA) b. 1979
WAR EXCHANGE (USA) gr. 1972
DAWN RAID (CAN)
dkb/br. 2005
VINDICATION (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA) dkb/br. 1968
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
STRAWBERRY REASON (USA)
dkb/br. 1992
STRAWBERRY ROAD (AUS) b. 1979
PRETTY REASON (USA) dkb/br. 1971
EMBUR SUNSHINE (CAN)
dkb/br. 1993
BOLD RUCKUS (USA)
dkb/br. 1976 [IC]
BOLDNESIAN (USA) b. 1963
RAISE A RUCKUS (USA) dkb/br. 1965
VEVILA (GB)
b. 1984
THE MINSTREL (CAN) ch. 1974
BON DEBARRAS (CAN) b. 1975
courtesy of Pedigree Query

Exaggerator News

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Exaggerator filly rallies for allowance victory

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Ghost Stalker gives Exaggerator a dozen First-Crop winners title=
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Ghost Stalker gives Exaggerator a dozen First-Crop winners

Top-five First-Crop sire Exaggerator tallied his 12th winner on Nov. 1 with Ghost Stalker's gritty maiden win going 6 1/2-furlongs at Belmont Park...

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Front-running MdSpWt win at Keeneland for Exaggerator filly title=
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Front-running MdSpWt win at Keeneland for Exaggerator filly

Top-three First-Crop sire Exaggerator's winners' total increased to 11 on Friday at Keeneland when the filly Color of Dawn tallied a 1 3/4-length maiden special weight win...

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Exaggerator Progeny

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  • First-crop winners led by: MdSpWt winner Director’s Cut, runner-up in the $75,000 Sharp Susan S. at Gulfstream; MdSpWt winner Perfect Mistake, placed in the $100,000 Juvenile S. at Ellis Park; Color of Dawn, MdSpWt winner at Keeneland; Nutsie, debut MdSpWt winner at Saratoga; Herald Angel, MdSpWt winner at Belmont; Gagetown, debut MdSpWt winner at Churchill; etc.
  • 2019 sales: first yearlings of $400,000, $400,000, $275,000, $275,000, $270,000, $250,000, etc.
  • CURLIN’s only 3-time G1 winner at stud—$3,581,120 in earnings, nearly $900,000 more than fellow Classic winner Palace Malice
  • Won the $1,500,000 Preakness [G1], $1,000,000 Haskell Inv. [G1], and $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby [G1] by a combined 11 1⁄4 lengths
  • CURLIN’s fastest Classic-winning 3-year-old, with a 103 Beyer in the Santa Anita Derby—fastest Beyer by a Kentucky Derby contender in 2016; earned 101 Beyers in Kentucky Derby & Preakness
  • Matched his sire CURLIN with three G1 wins at 3 including the Preakness S., defeating champion Nyquist
  • Fast-closing runner-up in the Kentucky Derby [G1], beaten only 1 1⁄4 lengths and earning a 4 1⁄2 Ragozin
  • Iron horse: Only 3-year-old of 2016 to compete in all three Triple Crown races, Haskell & Travers, with 15 starts at 10 tracks coast to coast in a 16-month span, winning four million-dollar races
  • A leading 2-year-old: G1-placed winner of the $200,000 Saratoga Special [G2] at 6 1⁄2 furlongs & $1,000,000 Delta Jackpot [G3] at 1 1⁄16 miles

"Exaggerator is an extreme racehorse, and, physically, he’s absolutely beautiful."  

—WinStar CEO Elliott Walden

 "Exaggerator, he was the extreme racehorse. He showed up to every big race, on different tracks, against all the horses, and prevailed in three Grade 1s. He retired sound, fit and healthy as a three time Grade 1 winning three-year-old, you couldn't ask for much more. We have accumulated a great group of Grade 1 and Grade 2-winning-or-producing mares; that's the quality we felt he deserved and what we sent to him." 

—Michael Wallace, China Horse Club

"I also liked the Exaggerators. After the yearling sales were finished, I had a very positive feeling about him."

—Mike Ryan, TDN 3/13

"The Exaggerators are getting better with age, which is what I look for in a young stallion."

—Liz Crow

"He's as good as anything we have on the farm this year... I wish I had a dozen of them."

—Tristan de Meric

"Although I see Exaggerator as a stallion whose progeny will thrive at longer distances, he proved his mettle at a very early age, not to mention with a conservative handler in Keith Desormeaux. They were steady market sellers as weanlings to yearlings, and from what I've seen of thus far, they've evolved nicely as 2-year-olds, exhibiting good balance and aptitude, while selling reasonably well at the recently concluded OBS March sale. He's one to watch for sure."

—Nick Hines, TDN 4/2

 

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earning
2 6 3 (2) 1 (1) 0 $983,120
3 9 3 (3) 2 (2) 1 (1) $2,598,000

15 6 (5) 3 (3) 1 (1) $3,581,120

Won at 2

  • Saratoga Special S. (G2, 6 1/2f, defeating Saratoga Mischief, Hammers Vision, John Q. Public, Holding Gold, Mid Life Crisis)
  • Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs (G3, 8 1/2f, defeating Sunny Ridge, Harlan Punch, Found Money, Whitmore, Forevamo, Texas Jambalaya, Memories of Winter, Cowboy Classic, Iron Dome)
  • A maiden special weight race at Del Mar (6 furlongs, defeating Miner's Light, On Fire, Dressed in Hermes, American League, Path of David, Ed Johnson, Tiz a Billy, Nuke Laloosh)

2nd at 2

  • Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland (G1, 8 1/2f, to Brody's Cause, defeating Rated R Superstar, Sticksstatelydude, Uncle Vinny, Sheikh of Sheikhs, Threefiveindia, Uncle Jerry, Gametown, Pinnacle Peak, Wild Man)

Won at 3

  • Preakness S. (G1, 9 1/2f, by 3 1/2, defeating Cherry Wine, Nyquist, Stradivari, Lani, Laoban, Uncle Lino, Fellowship, Awesome Speed, Collected, Abiding Star)
  • Haskell Inv, at Monmouth Park (G1, 9f, defeating American Freedom, Sunny Ridge, Nyquist, Gun Runner, Awesome Slew)
  • Santa Anita Derby (G1, 9f, defeating Mor Spirit, Uncle Lino, Danzing Candy, Diplodocus, Denman's Call, Smokey Image, Iron Rob

2nd at 3

  • Kentucky Derby (G1, 10f, to Nyquist, defeating Gun Runner, Mohaymen, Suddenbreakingnews, Destin, Brody's Cause, Mo Tom, Lani, More Spirit, My Man Sam, Tom's Ready, Creator, Outwork, Danzing Candy, Trojan Nation, Oscar Nominated, Majesto, Whitmore, Shagaf)
  • San Vicente S. (G2, 7f, to Nyquist, deafeating Denman's Call, Sheikh of Sheikhs, El Charro)

3rd at 3

  • San Felipe S. (G2, 8 1/2f, to Danzing Candy, Mor Spirit, defeating Uncle Lino, Smokey Image, I will Score)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

CURLIN (USA)
ch. 2004
SMART STRIKE (CAN)
b. 1992 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
CLASSY 'N SMART (CAN)*
b. 1981
SMARTEN (USA) dkb/br. 1976
NO CLASS (CAN) b. 1974 *
SHERRIFFS DEPUTY (USA)
b. 1994
DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
b. 1979
VICE REGENT (CAN) ch. 1967
MINT COPY (CAN) dkb/br. 1970
BARBARIKA (USA)
b. 1985
BATES MOTEL (USA) b. 1979
WAR EXCHANGE (USA) gr. 1972
DAWN RAID (CAN)
dkb/br. 2005
VINDICATION (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA) dkb/br. 1968
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
STRAWBERRY REASON (USA)
dkb/br. 1992
STRAWBERRY ROAD (AUS) b. 1979
PRETTY REASON (USA) dkb/br. 1971
EMBUR SUNSHINE (CAN)
dkb/br. 1993
BOLD RUCKUS (USA)
dkb/br. 1976 [IC]
BOLDNESIAN (USA) b. 1963
RAISE A RUCKUS (USA) dkb/br. 1965
VEVILA (GB)
b. 1984
THE MINSTREL (CAN) ch. 1974
BON DEBARRAS (CAN) b. 1975
courtesy of Pedigree Query
Exaggerator colt graduates in Churchill Downs debut title=
Exaggerator

Exaggerator colt graduates in Churchill Downs debut

Gagetown surged through an opening in mid-stretch to register a two-length maiden special weight win in his debut Friday at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

Exaggerator filly rallies for allowance victory title=
Exaggerator

Exaggerator filly rallies for allowance victory

Xtrema became Exaggerator's first multiple winner on Nov. 10 with a well-timed move for a 1 3/4-length win...

[read more]

Ghost Stalker gives Exaggerator a dozen First-Crop winners title=
Exaggerator

Ghost Stalker gives Exaggerator a dozen First-Crop winners

Top-five First-Crop sire Exaggerator tallied his 12th winner on Nov. 1 with Ghost Stalker's gritty maiden win going 6 1/2-furlongs at Belmont Park...

[read more]

Front-running MdSpWt win at Keeneland for Exaggerator filly title=
Exaggerator

Front-running MdSpWt win at Keeneland for Exaggerator filly

Top-three First-Crop sire Exaggerator's winners' total increased to 11 on Friday at Keeneland when the filly Color of Dawn tallied a 1 3/4-length maiden special weight win...

[read more]

Exaggerator Progeny

exaggerator-print

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Name: (required)
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Always Dreaming
Audible
Carpe Diem
Congrats
Constitution
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Global Campaign
Good Samaritan
Improbable
Laoban
More Than Ready
Outwork
Paynter
Promises Fulfilled
Speightster
Speightstown
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tom's d'Etat
Tourist
Yoshida

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