Curate Stays Perfect, Wins Sunday’s Featured Middlebrook Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 14, 2018) – Marc Detampel and Sunshine State Racing’s Curate remained undefeated in two starts as he led all the way to win the $69,000 Middlebrook Purse for

3-year-olds and up by 1½ lengths over Bobby’s Wicked One before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 9,642. (Click
here for a video of the race.)

Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Calvin Borel, Curate covered the 6 furlongs on a sloppy main track in 1:09.66.

Curate is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Bernardini out of the Gone West mare Majestically. Sunday’s check of $41,400 increased his earnings to $66,600.

A Keeneland sales graduate, Curate returned $5.20, $3.20 and $2.60. Bobby’s Wicked One, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, returned $3.20 and $2.20 and finished a nose in front of Share the Upside who paid $2.40 to show under Ricardo Santana Jr.

Racing resumes Wednesday with an eight-race program that begins at 1:05 p.m. ET.



For more than 80 years, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. The world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland conducts four sales a year, in January, April, September and November, and its sales graduates dominate racing globally at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2015 and will hold the event again in 2020. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a private, for-profit corporation that returns its earnings to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses and millions of dollars donated in support of horse industry initiatives and charitable contributions for education, research and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky. To learn more, visit

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