09/20/2007 12:00AM

Stud plans made for Corinthian

EmailCorinthian, winner of the Metropolitan Handicap on May 28, will enter stud in 2008 at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky.

A 4-year-old Pulpit colt, Corinthian is a leading contender for the inaugural Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Monmouth on Oct. 26.

Bred by Gracefield and Hargus Sexton, Corinthian races for Centennial Farms and is trained by Jimmy Jerkens. Disqualified from first to third in the 2006 Fountain of Youth, he came back this year to take the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap and Grade 1 Metropolitan. He last ran in the Woodward, finishing fourth.

Corinthian has won 5 of his 11 starts and earned $727,273.

Corinthian is out of the Easy Goer mare Multiply, who also produced Grade 2 winner Desert Hero.

Corinthian's 2008 stud fee will be announced after his retirement from racing.