12/02/2012 12:18PM

Wood Memorial winner Toby's Corner will stand in Japan

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.

Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
Hope he has a successful second career. I always liked Toby.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one, it's not the end of the world. I think a Bellamy Road x Mister Frisky pedigree isn't something American breeders will be clamoring for. Now, if the Japanese try to steal another highly-regarded pedigree, that's another story. But Toby, it's not nearly a big deal as it would be if it had been, say, Uncle Mo or something with star quality that deserves to stay here.
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
Toby was a nice horse and it saddens me to see him go so far away, There are a couple of farms in NY that I thought would have suited him including Dutchess View near me. Hopefully he will be happy in his new life.
jay More than 1 year ago
It never ends.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Not good. I love this horse. Had it not been for an injury he was gonna be top horse. Wish him well
PeterG More than 1 year ago
Japan loves our horses. They are looking for the next Sunday Silence.
Craig More than 1 year ago
Sayanora Toby