Broad Expanse

Birth Year:
Beth Worton 

Why We Bought This Horse

  • This Maryland-bred three year old gelding son of Curlin is a horse that we scouted for the last few weeks.  We were excited to see him drop into a spot at a price we thought would be a bargain.
  • He is a son of the champion Curlin and is out of a Concern mare.  Just an FYI, Concern is the favorite horse of WVS managing partner TK Kuegler.
  • The horse has struggled to be consistent over the last few years and we think a few modifications in training and tactics can solve some of that.  Our plan is to run this horse on the turf, although he has performed on the dirt as well.
  • The horse scoped clean and cooled out fine after the claiming race.

Tidbits from the Pedigree

Bloodstock Agent Report from Housantonic Bloodstock:

Broad Expanse is a son of Curlin, two-time Horse of the Year, winner of the Preakness-G1 and the Breeders' Cup Classic-G1, and now one of the leading sires in the country.  He stands for a $150,000 stud fee in Kentucky, and his top horses include Champions Good Magic and Stellar Wind, Preakness-G1 winner Exaggerator, Belmont-G1 winner Palace Malice, and other Grade 1 winners like Curalina and Connect.  In fact, Curlin leads all North American stallions by Average Earnings Index (AEI), with his 2.46 topping the likes of War Front, Tapit and Uncle Mo.

Broad Expanse's dam is the three-time stakes winner Sticky, by Breeders' Cup Classic-G1 winner Concern, who earned $381,650 during her racing career.  Sticky so far has four other foals who have raced, including the $243k earner Fara's Kid, the $187k earner Wild For Love, and the winner Opie.  Sticky's dam is the Grade 3 winner Hairspray, and the next dam, Miss Legality, won the Black-Eyed Susan-G2 and five other stakes races.

Broad Expanse is a product of the famed Meyerhoff breeding program that has produced the likes of the top-class Maryland-bred Grade 1 winners Broad Brush, Concern and Include.

Thoughts from the Trainer

Thoughts from Dorothy "Beth" Worton:

Who can turn down a 3 yr old sired by Curlin out of a stakes winning mare for 5k? 'Little Bit' and 'Pint Size Pony' are just some of our nickenames for him..and if you see him you will know why! What he lacks in size he makes up for on paper. While his dam was a stakes winner on the turf, he's never been given his shot on the grass! I'm very excited to see if he likes it as much as his dam did. When we claimed him he scoped clean and has so far proven he is sound, and can actually be quite the pistol to gallop!

WVS Stats:

Starts Wins Places Shows Wins % In The Money %
10 2 1 0 20% 30%

Last 3 Races:

May 04, 2019
Laurel Park, MD
Finish: 6
Apr 05, 2019
Laurel Park, MD
Finish: 4
Mar 15, 2019
Laurel Park, MD
Finish: 1

Next Race:

Race: 6 (~03:30 PM ET) on May 27th
Pimlico, MD

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