Keeneland to Market Bids for Curlin

Keeneland to Market Bids for Curlin
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An interest in Curlin, shown prepping for the 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic, will be marketed through Keeneland.
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The 20% minority interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will be marketed through Keeneland, the Lexington auction house announced Oct. 15.

On Sept. 25, Franklin County Circuit (Ky.) Court Judge Roger Crittenden signed an order allowing Matthew L. Garretson, the court-appointed receiver for Midnight Cry Stable (owned by Shirley Cunningham Jr. and William Gallion), to offer its 20% minority interest in Curlin for sale through a sealed-bid process. Ownership of the interest is held in the name of Midnight Cry’s parent company, Tandy LLC.  Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Stables owns an 80% interest in the colt.

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire a significant interest in an extraordinary racehorse and an exciting stallion prospect,” Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland’s director of sales, said in a release. “Curlin is arguably one of the greatest horses of the modern era.”

All bids must be submitted in writing. They may be forwarded to Garretson by mail or fax using the form of “Offer to Purchase” which will be provided to all qualified bidders along with the “Conditions of Sale” established with respect to the potential sale. Bid packages may be obtained by contacting von Saucken at the address listed below.

Deadline for submitting sealed bids is Nov. 5 at 3 p.m (EST). Sealed bids should be forwarded by certified mail or fax to: Matthew L. Garretson, Esq., Receiver, c/o Sylvius H. von Saucken, Esq, The Garretson Law Firm, LLC, 7775 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. The telephone number is (513) 794-0400, and the fax number is (513) 936-5186.

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