Grade 1 Winner Fighting Mad Retired, To Be Bred To Curlin In 2021

Fighting Mad, a California-based Grade 1 winner, has been retired from racing and will be bred to Hall of Famer Curlin during the 2021 breeding season, Daily Racing Form and BloodHorse report.

The 6-year-old daughter of New Year’s Day won five of 10 starts during her on-track career, earning $472,008 as a homebred for Gary and Mary West and trained by Bob Baffert. Her biggest win came last year when she led at every point of call in the Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar, which was preceded by a front-running victory in the G2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

In 2019, Fighting Mad earned her first career graded stakes win, when she took the G3 Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar in gate-to-wire fashion.

Curlin, a 17-year-old son of Smart Strike, stands at Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa in Paris, Ky., for an advertised fee of $175,000. He is the sire of Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator, Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso, and champions Good Magic and Stellar Wind.

Owner Gary West told Bloodhorse that Fighting Mad would be boarded at Dell Ridge Farm in Lexington, Ky.

Read more at Daily Racing Form and BloodHorse.

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