Toby's Corner, winner of the 2011 Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), will launch his stallion career in Japan at Hidaka Stallion Station.
The 4-year-old by Bellamy Road out of the winning Mister Frisky mare Brandon's Ride, arrived at the farm in Hokkaido late last month, according to published reports.
Campaigned by breeder Dianne Cotter and trained by Graham Motion, Florida-bred Toby's Corner was an ultra-consistent performer who finished in the top three in 10 of 12 career starts and earned $928,240. He won five races, most notably the Wood in which he defeated 2011 champion 2-year-old male and overwhelming favorite Uncle Mo to stamp himself as a contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). He missed the Triple Crown series, however, with an injury.
Toby’s Corner returned to the races this season and won the 1 1/8-mile Mountainview Handicap while setting a Penn National track record of 1:49.15. He also finished second in the Phillip Iselin Handicap (gr. III) and New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) and third in the General George (gr. II). His record also includes a third-place finish in the 2011 Gotham Stakes (gr. III)
Toby’s Corner, a three-quarter brother to stakes winner Bushmills Best and a half brother to stakes winner Taylor’s Irish, joins U.S. graded stakes winners Fourty Niners Son and Precise End on the stallion roster at Hidaka Stallion Station.