12/02/2012 12:18PM

Wood Memorial winner Toby's Corner will stand in Japan

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Barbara D. Livingston
Toby's Corner will begin his career as a stallion at Hidaka Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan.

Toby's Corner, winner of the 2011 Wood Memorial Stakes, has been purchased for stallion duty by Hidaka Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan. The 4-year-old Toby’s Corner arrived at the farm on Nov. 28.

Trained by Graham Motion, Toby's Corner won the Whirlaway Stakes and finished third in the Gotham Stakes, both at Aqueduct, before edging Arthur's Tale and Uncle Mo in the Wood Memorial. However, he subsequently missed the Triple Crown, and the remainder of the season, with an injury.

Toby's Corner, a son of Bellamy Road,  returned this year to win the Mountainview Handicap at Penn National and earn three graded stakes placings, including a runner-up effort in the Philip H. Iselin Stakes in his final career start.

Bred and raced by Dianne Cotter, Toby’s Corner  won 5 of 12 career starts and earned $928,240. Out of the winning Mister Frisky mare Brandon's Ride, Toby's Corner is a half-brother to stakes winners Bushmills Best and Taylors Irish.