European Champion Lady Aurelia Carrying First Foal By Curlin

Lady Aurelia, Europe’s champion 2-year-old filly of 2016 and a two-time winner at the prestigious Royal Ascot meet, is pregnant for the first time to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, Stonestreet Farm’s Barbara Banke confirmed to Racing Post.

The 6-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy met with Curlin for her first mating in 2019, but without a successful conception. Both horses were campaigned by the Stonestreet operation, and Banke owns Lady Aurelia while also maintaining a majority stake in Curlin, who stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky.

Fetal sex scanning determined that Lady Aurelia’s 2021 foal is expected to be a colt.

Banke told Racing Post that Lady Aurelia’s partner for the 2021 breeding season was still to be determined.

Lady Aurelia earned Europe’s champion 2-year-old filly honors in 2016 with a debut maiden win at Keeneland, followed by a victory in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at the Royal Ascot meet, and a win in the G1 Prix Morny in France. She came back at three to win the Giant’s Causeway Stakes at Keeneland, then she returned to Royal Ascot to take the G1 King’s Stand Stakes, besting the world’s top turf sprinters of any age or sex.

D’wildcat Speed, Lady Aurelia’s dam, was bred to Triple Crown winner Justify for 2021, after failing to catch to the same stallion for the 2020 foaling season.

Read more at Racing Post.

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