French turf may be next for Curlin

LOUISVILLE — Curlin's next race could be on foreign turf.

Trainer Steve Asmussen said the 2007 Horse of the Year might compete in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Asmussen said the notion of a trip to the famed Longchamp Racecourse for the 11/2-mile turf test on Oct. 5 was again on the table.

Curlin won the Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday, improving the 4-year-old's record to 9-1-2 in 12 races and extending his winning streak to five races.

The $1 million purse improved his career earnings to $9,396,800. The victory moved the Kentucky-bred Curlin closer to second-place Skip Away on American racing's all-time earnings list.

Skip Away earned $9,616,360 in his career, while Cigar remains atop the career earnings list with $9,999,815.