- A leading second-crop sire by winners in 2021, led by: Gagetown, runner-up in the Animal Kingdom S.; Crew Dragon, runner-up in the Columbia S. and MdSpWt winner at Gulfstream; Shades of Truth, nearly 6-length MdSpWt winner at Fair Grounds; A Real Hero, MdSpWt winner at Golden Gate; etc.
- First-crop winners led by: Gagetown, debut MdSpWt winner at Churchill and runner-up in the $75,000 Sugar Bowl S.; 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 and runner-up in the $100,000 My Trusty Cat S.; Xtrema, debut MdSpWt winner and placed in the $100,000 My Trusty Cat S.; Nutsie, debut MdSpWt winner at Saratoga; Herald Angel, MdSpWt winner at Belmont; 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."
"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