Corinthian, winner of this year's Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), will enter stud in 2008 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky. He is being pointed toward the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
A 4-year-old son of Pulpit trained by Jimmy Jerkens, Corinthian captured the Met Mile over Political Force, with Lawyer Ron finishing third. Earlier in the year, he won the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) and was a 9 1/2-length winner over 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victor Jazil in an optional claiming race at Gulfstream.
"The Met Mile has produced some of the greatest stallions in history," said Gainesway president Antony Beck. "Corinthian is a superior individual, a very athletic, well-bred stallion prospect from one of the best stallion-producing female families, which has aready produced top sires Sadler's Wells and Nureyev."
Corinthian, who placed in last year's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), has won five of 11 races and earned $727,273 for Centennial Farms. Centennial president Donald Little Jr. bought the colt for $385,000 at the 2004 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale from Gracefield.
Bred in Kentucky by Gracefield Equine and Hargus Sexton, Corinthian is a half-brother to grade II winner Desert Hero.