Alfred Corrado, president of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners from 1989 through 1990, and who was a leading Ohio breeder/owner, died July 24 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was 83.
An Ohio businessman, Corrado campaigned state champions Star of the Night and Cut the Cuteness with his son, Mark. Star of the Night, bred by the father and son team, was voted 1992 Horse of the Year and champion older male
Cut the Cuteness, a two-time Ohio champion, won 10 Ohio stakes and was a stakes winner at Keeneland and Fair Grouds. She ranks fifth on Ohio’s list of leading female earners, with a bankroll of $411,459.
Corrado’s other stakes winners as breeder and/or owner alone or in partnership included Dynamite Lass, winner of the 2006 The Very One Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park, plus Keepyourwitsaboutu, Alma Mater Ohio, Doubly Fun, Bengaline, Lismore Lass, and I’ll Raise You One.
Corrado didn't forget about his horses when their racing days were over. I'll Raise You One stood at Kim Williams’ Fair Winds Farm in Ohio and now resides there as a pensioner.
"Not only did he continue to pay the board bill, he would send that horse a holiday gift package every Christmas," said Williams. "It was usually full of carrots, cookies and candies. And, when Al would head to Florida for the winter, he would stop at the farm and say hello to I'll Raise You One. I have great admiration for Al for taking care of his horse. He was a classy guy."
According to Williams, "I'll Raise You One is still going strong. He's 26 and is as sound as a dollar."
Corrado was chairman and chief executive officer of Leading Lady, a Beachwood, Ohio, company. A memorial will be held July 30 at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Rd., Shaker Heights, Ohio.