Corfu retired, to enter stud in 2014 at Bridlewood
Saratoga Special winner Corfu has been retired from racing and will stand the
2014 breeding season at John and Leslie Malone’s Bridlewood Farm near Ocala,
Florida. Corfu’s introductory fee is $3,500 stands and nurses, and the
three-year-old son of Malibu Moon is available immediately for inspection at
Bridlewood upon appointment.
The news comes four days after Corfu’s last workout, a five-furlong breeze in
1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows Sunday. Trainer Todd Pletcher was considering a start
in Saturday’s Grade 2 Hutcheson at Gulfstream Park, but the colt wasn’t entered.
“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 two-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 two-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.
Campaigned by Coolmore principals Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and
Derrick Smith, Corfu pointed for the prestigious Saratoga summer meeting, where
he impressively broke his maiden in July at first asking in :58 1/5 for the
five-furlong maiden heat. Coming back just 17 days later, Corfu led at every
call to score his biggest career win in the Saratoga Special in a dazzling
1:15.57, setting a new stakes record in the 6 1/2-furlong event that has been
contested at that distance since 1994.
The speedy Corfu was also runner-up in the Futurity at Belmont in September
after setting a blazing opening half-mile in :44 3/5. He was unplaced in the
November 16 James F. Lewis III at Laurel and the January 4 Spectacular Bid at
Gulfstream in his final starts.
An earner of $214,200 from a record of 6-2-1-0, Corfu is out of the winning
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 Isaacs at (352) 622-5319 or visit
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