From Foal To Finish Line™: King Zachary

KING ZACHARY, a chestnut colt by Curlin out of On My Way by Giant’s Causeway, was purchased by Tom Conway for $550,000.

With an A Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® our 2016 Keeneland September Yearling sales analysis showed that King Zachary had the potential to be a graded stakes winner.

Curlin, the sire of King Zachary, was an outstanding racehorse that compiled an 11-2-2 record in 16 career starts with $10,501,800 in career earnings.

Curlin did not start as a two-year-old. But, at the age of three, Curlin was 6-1-2 in nine starts with $5,102,800 in earnings including wins in the Rebel Stakes (G3) and Arkansas Derby (G2) en route to a third-place finish in the 2007 Kentucky Derby (G1). He went on to win the Preakness Stakes (G1) and he finished second in the Belmont Stakes (G1).

Other important stakes wins include the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), twice, Dubai World Cup (G1), Stephen Foster Handicap (G1), Woodward Stakes (G1), and the UAE Jaguar Trophy Handicap.

In his first five crops as a stallion, Curlin has sired the 2013 Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Palace Malice and the 2016 Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Exaggerator. In addition, Curlin produced the classic-placed runners Good Magic (second, 2018 Kentucky Derby), Tenfold (third, 2018 Preakness), Ride On Curlin (second, 2014 Preakness), Keen Ice (third, 2015 Belmont) and Irish War Cry (second, 2017 Belmont).

Won at three

  • Matt Winn Stakes (G3, 8½ f, defeating Tiz Mischief, Ax Man, Funny Duck, Combatant, Home Base)