Corfu, record Saratoga Special (G2) winner by Malibu Moon, retires to Bridlewood
Summary:Corfu, Malibu Moon’s top juvenile of 2013 who set a new stakes record in the Saratoga Special S. (G2)...
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.
Flay Mignon fine in Jersey Juvenile
Yesbyjimminy's leading 2-year-old Flay Mignon got her second career stakes win Saturday at Monmouth Park with a dominating win in the $60,000 Jersey Juvenile S. Yesbyjimminy if Florida's only freshman sire with a stakes winner from his first crop.
Ridden by Paco Lopez, Flay Mignon covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:11 flat to secure her third win in four starts, including a win in the $78,000 Colleen S. two months ago over the same track.
“I’m just glad to be here in New Jersey and to have a nice horse like this,” said winning trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. “She’s one of the nicest 2-year-olds in the barn. She’s shown how good she is and that she can run on anything.”
Plesa trains Flay Mignon for his wife Laurie, also the filly's breeder.
Inner Goddess is Yesbyjimminy's fourth winner
Inner Goddess gave Yesbyjimminy his fourth winner from his first crop with a victory in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight affair Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 2-year-old filly, like Flay Mignon, is trained by Eddie Plesa and owned and bred by the trainer along with David Melin.