Wednesday August 5, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Curlin's majority owner says the 2007
Horse of the Year is going back to a dirt track for his next race
later this month.
Majority owner Jess Jackson announced Tuesday Curlin's next race
will be the Grade I Woodward Stakes on Aug. 30 at Saratoga in
upstate New York. Jackson said the move shouldn't indicate that he
has abandoned the experiment of running the horse of turf.
As for the future, Jackson says he hasn't ruled out running
Curlin again next year if purses are hiked. He says he hasn't
decided whether the 4-year-old colt will finish this season at the
Breeders' Cup -- either by defending his title in the Classic or in
the BC Turf. Curlin last ran July 12 in the Man o' War Handicap at Belmont
Park, finishing second. It is his first start on turf.
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