Champion Tepin has Curlin filly, in foal to Galileo, Coolmore confirms

June 25, 2018 08:36pm
Tepin BC Mile 15 615 X 400
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Tepin, the 2015 Breeders Cup Mile winner and earner of $4.4 million during her racing career, gave birth to a Curlin filly on May 1 and is now in foal to Coolmore's premier sire, Galileo, Coolmore's Ashford Stud confirmed Monday. 

The 7-year-old mare won 13 of 23 lifetime starts with graded stakes victories on dirt and turf. It wasn't until moving to the grass, however, that she rounded into championship form. Tepin delivered victories in the Breeders' Cup as well as at Royal Ascot, where she became North America's first winner of the Queen Anne Stakes. The mare then capped her career in 2016 with a victory in the Woodbine Mile and a runner up finish in the Breeders' Cup Mile. 

After plans called for her to race in 2017, Tepin came down with colic and was retired. Originally, the daughter of Bernstein was not planned to be bred last year, but owner Robert Masterson made a surprise announcement when confirming Tepin was in foal to Curlin. Tepin was sold for $8 million to Coolmore's M.V. Magnier through the Fasig-Tipton November sale and subsequently sent to Ireland.

Coolmore confirmed both Tepin and the Curlin filly are doing well. As of right now, it is too soon to tell whether the Curlin filly will stay in Europe and race there or return to the United States and race in America.


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I have loved this sport since my early childhood. My first true memory was when my grandfather took me to Saratoga for the 2005 Travers Stakes, and watching Flower Alley come down the stretch to duel with Bellamy Road. I'll never forget that day, the roar of the crowd, and the pure excitement of winning. I became an instant fan of the game. Since then, I've visited many tracks, among them Monmouth Park, Saratoga Harness, Freehold Raceway, Belmont Park, and the Meadowlands -- all in the New York / New Jersey area. 

Of all the horses I've seen in my lifetime, none have captured my imagination like Curlin. The two time Horse of the Year is, and will always be, my all-time favorite horse. Other favorites include Rachel Alexandra, Medaglia D'Oro, Wise Dan and American Pharaoh.

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