Grade 1 winner and multiple Grade 1 sire El Corredor has been relocated to stand at The Stallion Station @ Copper Crowne in Opelousas, Louisiana. El Corredor joins Louisiana’s leading stallion, Songandaprayer, at Copper Crowne.
A superstar on the track, El Corredor won seven of 10 career starts with victories in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap, Grade 2 Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Handicap (twice) and Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Handicap. The son of Mr. Greeley retired with earnings of $727,920.
As a stallion, El Corredor has sired three champions, 14 graded stakes winners, 34 stakes winners and the earners of more than $32 million with average earnings per starter of $51,756. Among his six Grade 1 winners are Santa Anita Oaks winner Crisp, Frizette Stakes winner Adieu, Garden City Stakes winner Backseat Rhythm and Blue Grass Stakes winner Dominican.
El Corredor has already had success in the state as the sire of Louisiana-bred champion Little Ms Protocol, an earner of $583,890 who has dominated the state-bred distaff ranks with six stakes victories. The 4-year-old filly, bred and owned by Coteau Grove Farms, also proved she could compete in open company with a third-place finish in the Grade 3, $200,000 Sixty Sails Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course.
The progeny of El Corredor have also proven popular in the sales ring as his yearlings have sold for an average of $60,710 with his 2-year-olds fetching an average of $79,600. He has a crop of 71 2-year-olds on the track for 2013.
El Corredor, who is a half brother to Grade 1 winner, millionaire and leading sire Roman Ruler, will stand the 2014 breeding season for a $3,500 fee if paid by November 15, or $4,000 stands and nurses. The El Corredor Syndicate also has options for ownership shares or lifetime breeding rights available.
For more information, visit www.coppercrowne.com or call (337) 942-2401.