Known Agenda

Known Agenda

Dominant Florida Derby-G1 winner by Curlin

$10,000 S&N
Curlin – Byrama, by Byron
2018, Chestnut, 16.1h | Entered Stud: 2022 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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Dominant 2 ¾-length winner of the prestigious $750,000 FLORIDA DERBY-G1, going away in 1:49 2/5 over Greatest Honour, Soup and Sandwich, etc. to assert himself as a leading 3-year-old.

Earned a 6 ¾ Ragozin in the Florida Derby, joining champion Essential Quality (6 ¼) and eventual Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit (6 ¾) as the only contenders to break 7 on Ragozin heading into the Run for the Roses.

A 2-year-old MdSpWt winner at Aqueduct, defeating eventual Fountain of Youth-G2 winner Greatest Honour.

Won a Gulfstream Allowance race by 11 lengths after adding blinkers, earning an 8 ¾ Ragozin in February of his sophomore season.

“Known Agenda reminded me a great deal of Vino Rosso. He’s a good-sized, athletic, very well-balanced son of Curlin.”  —Todd Pletcher

The only Florida Derby winner to date by CURLIN, a leading sire and one of the industry’s premier classic influences.

A rarity at stud: A G1 winner, by a G1 winner, out of a G1 winner. His dam BYRAMA won the Vanity-G1 over the main track at Hollywood Park.

Joins an illustrious list of winners of the Florida Derby – one of the most influential sire-making races in the industry – including recent winners & top sires Nyquist, Constitution, Quality Road, Scat Daddy, Empire Maker, Harlan’s Holiday, etc.

Earned $641,700.

“Bred on the very successful Smart Strike/Danzig cross… For me, he’s a great prospect for the money at $10,000.” —Bill Oppenheim



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 1 1 1 (1) $74,600
3 5 2 ( 1 ) 0 0 $567,100
Totals 8 3 (1) 1 1 (1) $641,700

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Aqueduct (9f, defeating Greatest Honour, Overtook, etc.)

3rd at 2

  • Remsen S. at Aqueduct (G2, 9f, to Brooklyn Strong, Ten for Ten, defeating Pickin' Time, Erawan)

Won at 3

  • Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park (G1, 9f, by 2 3/4 lengths, defeating Soup and Sandwich, Greatest Honour, Nova Rags, Collaborate, Southern Passage, Papetu, Spielberg, Quantum Leap, Jirafales, Sigiloso)
  • Allowance race at Gulfstream Park (9f, by 11 lengths, defeating Top Gun, Warrior in Chief, Amount, All Bodes Well, Etched in Stone)

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Curlin's lone son at stud out of a G1 winner
G1 wins combined in the first generation of his pedigree
Of the last 13 FL Derby winners with runners have sired a G1 winner

Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 4-5-8-4-1 (22) DI = 1.44 CD = 0.32

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Known Agenda

A winner and graded stakes performer at two, Known Agenda proved himself among the leaders of his generation at three with an impressive victory in the Florida Derby (G1). A son of Horse of the Year, outstanding sire, and now sire of sires, Curlin, Known Agenda is out of the remarkably versatile grade one-winning mare, Byrama.

Known Agenda is an example of the hugely successful cross of Curlin and his sire, Smart Strike, with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer. Here, Danzig will be in the fourth generation of Known Agenda’s offspring, so it could be well worth crossing Known Agenda back over his broodmare sire line. We can note that Curlin has Champion Good Magic out of a mare by Hard Spun, as well a quartet of stakes winners out of daughters of Polish Numbers (who should work very well here); and stakes winners out of mares by Foxhound (a close relative to Known Agenda’s broodmare sire), Pine Bluff and Ascot Knight. This would also make it worth considering mares by War Front and sons, Exchange Rate (who also looks interesting here), Langfuhr, Belong to Me and Bellamy Road.

From another branch of the Northern Dancer line, Curlin had developed a particularly strong affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line, this cross producing nearly 20 stakes winners. In addition to daughters of Storm Cat himself, this cross has produced black-type winners out of mares by Giant’s Causeway (who is represented by such as Not This Time, Creative Cause, Eskendereya, First Samurai and Frost Giant), Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg, Henny Hughes – himself broodmare sire of a graded winner by a son of Curlin – and Cactus Ridge; and grandsire of Scat Daddy), Tale of the Cat (sire of Gio Ponti and Lion Heart; grandsire of Kantharos), Stormy Atlantic, Stormin Fever and Roar of the Cat. Daughters of Bernstein, Bluegrass Cat, Cat Thief, Discreet Cat, Forest Wildcat, Forestry, Freud (brother to Giant’s Causeway), Harlan (sire of Harlan’s Holiday and Menifee; grandsire of Into Mischief), Pure Prize and Yankee Gentleman are among other Storm Cat sources that could be considered.

There is a Curlin grade two winner out of a mare by Dixieland Band and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags). This line could also be sourced through High Cotton, Hook and Ladder and Overanalyze. Out of mares from the Nureyev branch of Northern Dancer, Curlin has a classic winner out of a mare by Royal Anthem and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Theatrical, and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Great Commotion. This also suggests trying daughters of Atticus, Fasliyev, Unusual Heat and Spinning World.

Curlin is out of a Deputy Minister mare, and has enjoyed exceptional success with inbreeding to that strain. Among likely sources are Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Daheer, Toccet, Awesome of Course and Awesome Patriot) broodmare sire of Curlin grade one winner Keen Ice; Dehere (whose son, Graeme Hall, is broodmare sire of Curlin grade one winner Curalina), Silver Deputy (sire of Posse – himself broodmare sire of a Curlin line graded stakes winner – Archers Bay, Badge of Silver, Spring at Last), Touch Gold, Forest Camp and French Deputy.

The cross of Curlin with mares from the A.P. Indy line has produced five grade one winners and is particularly interesting here, as the broodmare sire of Known Agenda.  There are eight stakes winners out of mares by A.P. Indy himself, including grade one winners Malathaat, Idol and Global Campaign, and seven stakes winners, including grade one winner Paris Lights, out of mares by that horse’s son Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty). There are also two stakes winners by a son of Curlin out of a mare by Flatter. There is also a grade two winner out of a mare by Tapit (sire of Concord Point, Tapizar, Hansen and Trappe Shot). Tapit is by A.P. Indy son, Pulpit (also sire of Corinthian – broodmare sire of a Curlin line graded winner – Sky Mesa and Stroll), and it could also be worth considering mares by Congrats (a brother to Flatter) and Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine), Jump Start, Majestic Warrior and Stephen Got Even.

A.P. Indy is by Seattle Slew, and Curlin also has classic winner Exaggerator out of a mare by Seattle Slew son, Vindication, and there is also a grade one winner out of a mare by Boston Harbor (by Capote), and stakes winners out of mares by Seattle Slew sons, Avenue of Flags and Slewdledo. Curlin also has two graded stakes winners out of mares by Yes It’s True, whose grandsire Raja Baba is from the same sire line and family as A.P. Indy.

Curlin already has two stakes winners, including grade one winner Collect, out of mares by Holy Bull, and he is sire of Macho Uno, Flashy Bull, Woke Up Dreamin and Giacomo. Curlin has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Indian Charlie, a son of In Excess. In Excess is also sire of Rocky Bar, Notional and Bring the Heat, and Indian Charlie is sire of Uncle Mo, Adios Charlie, Bwana Charlie, Liaison and Cinco Charlie.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Known Agenda

A winner and graded stakes performer at two, Known Agenda proved himself among the leaders of his generation at three with an impressive victory in the Florida Derby (G1). A son of Horse of the Year, outstanding sire, and now sire of sires, Curlin, Known Agenda is out of the remarkably versatile grade one-winning mare, Byrama.

Known Agenda is an example of the hugely successful cross of Curlin and his sire, Smart Strike, with mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer. Here, Danzig will be in the fourth generation of Known Agenda’s offspring, so it could be well worth crossing Known Agenda back over his broodmare sire line. We can note that Curlin has Champion Good Magic out of a mare by Hard Spun, as well a quartet of stakes winners out of daughters of Polish Numbers (who should work very well here); and stakes winners out of mares by Foxhound (a close relative to Known Agenda’s broodmare sire), Pine Bluff and Ascot Knight. This would also make it worth considering mares by War Front and sons, Exchange Rate (who also looks interesting here), Langfuhr, Belong to Me and Bellamy Road.

From another branch of the Northern Dancer line, Curlin had developed a particularly strong affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line, this cross producing nearly 20 stakes winners. In addition to daughters of Storm Cat himself, this cross has produced black-type winners out of mares by Giant’s Causeway (who is represented by such as Not This Time, Creative Cause, Eskendereya, First Samurai and Frost Giant), Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg, Henny Hughes – himself broodmare sire of a graded winner by a son of Curlin – and Cactus Ridge; and grandsire of Scat Daddy), Tale of the Cat (sire of Gio Ponti and Lion Heart; grandsire of Kantharos), Stormy Atlantic, Stormin Fever and Roar of the Cat. Daughters of Bernstein, Bluegrass Cat, Cat Thief, Discreet Cat, Forest Wildcat, Forestry, Freud (brother to Giant’s Causeway), Harlan (sire of Harlan’s Holiday and Menifee; grandsire of Into Mischief), Pure Prize and Yankee Gentleman are among other Storm Cat sources that could be considered.

There is a Curlin grade two winner out of a mare by Dixieland Band and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags). This line could also be sourced through High Cotton, Hook and Ladder and Overanalyze. Out of mares from the Nureyev branch of Northern Dancer, Curlin has a classic winner out of a mare by Royal Anthem and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Theatrical, and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Great Commotion. This also suggests trying daughters of Atticus, Fasliyev, Unusual Heat and Spinning World.

Curlin is out of a Deputy Minister mare, and has enjoyed exceptional success with inbreeding to that strain. Among likely sources are Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Daheer, Toccet, Awesome of Course and Awesome Patriot) broodmare sire of Curlin grade one winner Keen Ice; Dehere (whose son, Graeme Hall, is broodmare sire of Curlin grade one winner Curalina), Silver Deputy (sire of Posse – himself broodmare sire of a Curlin line graded stakes winner – Archers Bay, Badge of Silver, Spring at Last), Touch Gold, Forest Camp and French Deputy.

The cross of Curlin with mares from the A.P. Indy line has produced five grade one winners and is particularly interesting here, as the broodmare sire of Known Agenda.  There are eight stakes winners out of mares by A.P. Indy himself, including grade one winners Malathaat, Idol and Global Campaign, and seven stakes winners, including grade one winner Paris Lights, out of mares by that horse’s son Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty). There are also two stakes winners by a son of Curlin out of a mare by Flatter. There is also a grade two winner out of a mare by Tapit (sire of Concord Point, Tapizar, Hansen and Trappe Shot). Tapit is by A.P. Indy son, Pulpit (also sire of Corinthian – broodmare sire of a Curlin line graded winner – Sky Mesa and Stroll), and it could also be worth considering mares by Congrats (a brother to Flatter) and Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine), Jump Start, Majestic Warrior and Stephen Got Even.

A.P. Indy is by Seattle Slew, and Curlin also has classic winner Exaggerator out of a mare by Seattle Slew son, Vindication, and there is also a grade one winner out of a mare by Boston Harbor (by Capote), and stakes winners out of mares by Seattle Slew sons, Avenue of Flags and Slewdledo. Curlin also has two graded stakes winners out of mares by Yes It’s True, whose grandsire Raja Baba is from the same sire line and family as A.P. Indy.

Curlin already has two stakes winners, including grade one winner Collect, out of mares by Holy Bull, and he is sire of Macho Uno, Flashy Bull, Woke Up Dreamin and Giacomo. Curlin has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Indian Charlie, a son of In Excess. In Excess is also sire of Rocky Bar, Notional and Bring the Heat, and Indian Charlie is sire of Uncle Mo, Adios Charlie, Bwana Charlie, Liaison and Cinco Charlie.

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