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Monday, May 21, 2007

K-J owner's horse wins Preakness

Curlin, the horse owned partly by Kendall-Jackson winery founder Jess Jackson, has won the Preakness Stakes in record time. Curlin ran the 1 3/16 mile course in 1:53.46, tying Tank’s Prospect (1985) and Louis Quatorze (1996).

The horse started near the back and only led where it counts -- the last few yards, where he edged out Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense to win by a head.

Curlin earned $600,000 from a total purse of $1 million. In addition to earning his keep for his owners, the horse's winnings will benefit the Curlin for Kids Foundation, which helps fund numerous charities including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Smile Train, which provides free surgeries for children with cleft lips and palates.
M. Zane Grey, 3:51 PM