Charlatan To Stand For $50,000 At Hill ‘N’ Dale

Multiple Grade 1 winner Charlatan will stand the 2022 breeding season at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm at Xalapa for a fee of $50,000 live foal stands and nurses.

His meteoric rise to stardom began at Santa Anita in February of his three year old year where he won at first asking by 5 3/4 lengths, stopping the clock in 1:08.85 and receiving TDN Rising Star status. In his next start, less than 30 days later, this time at a mile, the powerful and perfectly-made son of Speightstown served notice of his raw talent with an effortless 10 1/4 length romp which landed him on the lips of every turf writer in America as one of the top colts of his crop.

His tour-de-force 6 length win at Oaklawn in the mile and an eighth Grade 1 $500,000 Arkansas Derby resulted in him being installed as the favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1). In the year of COVID which reshuffled the racing calendar, Charlatan re-emerged in December, capping off his three year old campaign, off an 8 month layoff, with a brilliant performance in the Grade 1 Malibu at 7 furlongs, winning by 4 1/2 lengths. His final career start came in the $20 million Saudi Cup, where the heavily-favored Charlatan who made all the pace, locked horns with recent Whitney (G1) winner Knicks Go, only to be nabbed at the wire by Mishriff in an effort which many have described as a valiant performance.

“I have been looking forward to having this horse,” said John Sikura, owner of Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa . “He is a brilliant physical specimen. He is by the right horse in Speightstown, and he has all the right horses in his pedigree. I think this is the most highly credentialed horse we’ve brought to the farm in terms of performance, pedigree, and speed; all those elements we feel are requisites of very important horses. Curlin was a very important horse – a great racehorse and Horse of the Year – but this brilliance is hard to find. Succinctly, Charlatan has everything I value in a stallion in spades.”

Charlatan retires to stud with a record of four wins and a second from 5 starts with earnings over $4 million.

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