Corfu, Malibu Moon’s top juvenile of 2013 who set a new stakes record in the Saratoga Special S. (G2), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone’s Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, FL. Corfu’s introductory fee is $3,500 stands and nurses, and he’s available immediately for inspection at Bridlewood upon appointment.
“We are very excited about Corfu and his tremendous potential as a stallion at Bridlewood,” said George G. Isaacs, Bridlewood general manager. “Corfu demonstrated precociousness and brilliance on the track, and he’s a very good physical by a current top sire. I firmly believe Florida breeders are going to love him. Corfu is available for inspection immediately, and I invite people to come out to the farm and see just how impressive he is.”
Corfu was a leading 2-year-old both in the sales ring and on the racetrack in 2013. The handsome son of leading sire Malibu Moon topped the Barretts March Select Sale for 2-year-olds in training earlier in the year, commanding $675,000 from Demi O’Byrne after breezing a quarter of a mile in :20 4/5 seconds.
Corfu was given to trainer Todd Pletcher and pointed for the prestigious Saratoga summer meeting, where he impressively broke his maiden in July at first asking in :58 1/5 seconds for the five-furlong Maiden Special heat. Coming back just 17 days later, Corfu led at every call to score his biggest career win in the Saratoga Special S. (G2) in a dazzling 1:15.57, setting a new stakes record in the 6 ½-furlong event that has been contested at that distance since 1994.
The speedy Corfu was also runner-up in the Futurity S. (G2) at Belmont in September after setting a blazing opening half-mile in :44 3/5 seconds. An earner of $214,200 on the track, Corfu is out of the Forest Wildcat mare Fashion Cat, a half-sister to the three-time Grade 1-winning and $3 million-earning Florida-bred, Peace Rules.
For more information about Corfu or to schedule an inspection appointment, please contact George at 352-622-5319 or visit www.bridlewoodfarm.com.