El Corredor's sole loss this year came when he ran unplaced in the Penske Auto Center Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) while hindered by a quarter crack. El Corredor, who was produced from the Silver Deputy mare Silvery Swan, is a half-brother to 2001 graded stakes winner Silver Tornado.
Grade I winner El Corredor has arrived at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, where he will enter stud for a syndicate for $20,000 live foal. Sikura purchased controlling breeding rights in the 4-year-old Mr. Greeley colt from Hal Earnhardt this summer. Earnhardt, who raced El Corredor after paying $110,000 for him at the 1998 Keeneland September yearling sale, will participate in the syndicate.Bred by Needham/Betz Thoroughbreds/Liberation, El Corredor won seven of 10 starts and earned $727,920. He captured the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) as well as consecutive runnings of the Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), plus this year's Pat O'Brien Handicap (gr. II) in 1:20.42 while registering a 119 Beyer Speed Figure. He also ran second behind Fusaichi Pegasus in the Jerome Handicap (gr. II).