Grade 1 winners Paddy O’Prado and Corinthian have been sold to stand at Evicmen Harasi in Kemalpasa, Turkey.
Paddy O’Prado previously resided at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., while Corinthian was at Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa.
The terms of the deal sending Paddy O’Prado to Turkey are similar to those of the agreement Spendthrift made with the Korean interests who purchased Tizway and Archarcharch, in which Spendthrift retains the right of first refusal if Evicmen Harasi wishes to sell the stallion in the future. Spendthrift has also included provisions to return Paddy O’Prado to the U.S. upon his pensioning from stud duty.
Paddy O’Prado has sired three crops of racing age, with 103 winners and progeny earnings of $5.2 million. The 10-year-old son of El Prado’s top runners include 2016 Preakness Stakes runner-up Cherry Wine, Grade 3 winner Sweeping Paddy, stakes winners Above Fashion and Ed Johnson, and Grade 1-placed Sutton’s Smile.
Paddy O’Prado won five of 14 career starts for earnings of $1,721,297, highlighted by a victory in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park. He also earned Grade 2 wins in the Virginia Derby, Colonial Turf Cup, and Dixie Stakes and won the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes. He finished third in the 2010 Kentucky Derby.
Paddy O’Prado is out of the Grade 2-winning Prized mare Fun House, the 2014 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year and the dam of champion Untapable.
Corinthian debuted in 2008 at Gainesway in Lexington and was relocated to Pennsylvania for the 2014 breeding season.
The 14-year-old Pulpit stallion has sired seven crops of racing age, with 282 winners and progeny earnings of more than $15 million. His leading runners include two-time Panamanian champion A Capela; Grade 3-placed stakes winner Muppet Man; stakes winners Mariel N Kathy, Cash Bonus, Junebugred, Pancake, Ten Thirty, Hunt Crossing, Corsierra, and Corinthian’s Jewel; and Grade 2-placed Frivolity.
Corinthian won six of 12 starts for earnings of $1,267,273, with victories in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap and Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap. He was the inaugural winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, then a listed stakes race, in 2007.