Curlin will get his chance to become thoroughbred racing's richest horse later this month in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park in New York.
The 2007 Horse of the Year, fresh from a victory in the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga in upstate New York, has earned $9,796,800 with 10 wins in 13 career starts. The record of $9,999,815 is held by Cigar.
Curlin's next start was announced Thursday by Stonestreet Farms, owned by Jess Jackson.
The Gold Cup is Sept. 27, with a winner's purse of $450,000. The 4-year-old Curlin won last year's edition and would be the first to win the race in consecutive years since Skip Away in 1996-97.
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