Breeder: T.F. VanMeter (Ky.)
Sire: Master Command
Dam: Mother, by Lion Hearted
Commanding Curve broke his maiden on the Churchill Downs dirt course in his fourth try. After a brief vacation he returned to the races in February of his 3-year-old year to finish a disappointing sixth in the Risen star (Grade 2) at Fair Grounds. He then finished third in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. The colt entered the Kentucky Derby in his next start where he gave trainer Dallas Stewart his second consecutive Kentucky Derby second-place finish.
The Master Command ridgling is the second foal from the Lion Hearted mare Mother, making him a half brother to stakes-placed mare Hot Roots.