02/08/2017 1:38PM

Grade 1 winner Purge relocated to Korea to stand stud

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Purge, who won the Grade 1 Cigar Mile in his final start, will stand in Korea.

Grade 1 winner Purge will continue his stallion career in Korea after being relocated from The Philippines.

The 16-year-old son of Pulpit arrived on Jan. 23 after standing the past five breeding seasons at Jade Bros. Farm in Lipa City, south of Manila. He stood his first six seasons in the U.S., entering stud at Vinery in Lexington, Ky., for the 2006 season, then moving to Vinery New York for one season in 2011 before being exported.

Purge has sired nine crops of racing age, with 249 winners and progeny earnings of more than $16 million. His top runners include Panamanian champion Outskirt Lady and Venezuelan Group 1 winner Dixie Emperor. Domestically, Purge was led by Grade 2-placed stakes winner Extensive.

Purge already had a reputation in Korea through Clean Up Joy, who won the Group 1 Grand Prix last year after finishing third in the same race in 2015.

Purge won six of 15 starts during his racing career for $905,434, including victories in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes, and Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Glory Days Breeding, Purge is the first foal out of the multiple stakes-winning Copelan mare Copelan’s Bid Gal, whose six winners from seven runners also include Grade 2-placed Louisvulleluminary, Grade 3-placed stakes winner Namaste’s Wish, and Mexican stakes-placed Boca Di Leone. He is from the family of Grade 1 winners Jersey Girl and Jersey Town.

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