Kenji (KY)


TB, B, C, Foaled April 6, 2020

Ride On Curlin ( Curlin / Magical Ride, by Storm Cat ) is the first son of Curlin to stand in Florida. He earned $795,175 in 22 career starts. In his second start as a 2-year-old, raced 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03 to set a track record at Ellis Park, winning by 7 3/4 lengths. In the 2014 Preakness Stakes, RIDE ON CURLIN finished second to Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome by a diminishing 1 1/2 lengths. He was also second in the Gr. I Arkansas Derby, third in the Gr. II Rebel Stakes and third in the Gr. III Southwest Stakes.

The colt’s dam, Red Baroness ( Smarty Jones / Must Be a Lady, by Lord At War ) is the dam of three of Circle 8 Ranch and Tropical Racing’s runners including Aizu (by Japan), Graded Stakes Placed Yafa (by Handsome Mike), and Imoto (by Handsome Mike). She also foaled a filly Sky Mesa for Circle 8 Ranch and Tropical Racing on April 16, 2021.

Smarty Jones (Elusive Quality / I’ll Get Along, by Smile ) is one of the most charismatic horses of the 21st Century. After breaking his maiden by 7 3/4 lengths in his 2-year-old debut in November, he won the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes by 15 lengths in his second try. He didn’t start again until January, when he won the Count Fleet Stakes at Aqueduct by 5 lengths. Shipped to Arkansas, he captured three straight stakes at Oaklawn Park, the Southwest by 3/4, the Rebel by 3 1/4, and the Gr. II Arkansas Derby by 1 1/2. He headed to the Kentucky Derby unbeaten in six races, which were won by a combined total of 33 1/4 lengths. He then added the Derby by 2 3/4 lengths and the Preakness by 11 1/2, finally losing his Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes by one length to Birdstone. He retired with earnings of $7,613,155.


Kenji (2020) Ride On Curlin (2011) Curlin (2004)
Magical Ride (2004)
Red Baroness (2008) Smarty Jones (2001)
Must Be a Lady (1997)
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