I'm feeling VERY MUSHY over this babe today so I must share hehe This horse is AMAZING! Last night he was crowned the American Horse of the Year and is, in every sense of the word, a champion. A maiden (horse that has never won a race) at the beginning of 2007, Curlin went on to enter the Kentucky Derby undefeated (with an average winning margin of 6+ lengths) and suffered an horrendous trip in the Derby and still managed to weave his way through traffic to get up to be third. He came back a mere two weeks later to win by a nose in a thrilling stretch run against Street Sense in the Preakness. Then three weeks after that running a mile and half he was beaten by the outstanding filly Rags to Riches by a nose. A campaign like that over only FIVE MONTHS would take quite a toll on a horse....but especially a 3 year old baby. Instead, Curlin flourished. He put on weight and then went on to beat the best older horses in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and an amazing, decisive victory in the Breeders Cup Classic. Congrats, Curlin!!!!! Our King in the Sport of Kings!!