The up-and-down career of Corinthian finished on a high note Friday at Monmouth Park as the 4-year-old son of Pulpit splashed his way to a 6 1/2-length victory over Gottcha Gold in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens couldn't stop raving about Corinthian's last work prior to the colt's victory in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap. Of the sharp five-furlong drill in 58 seconds, Jerkens said, "I never had a horse do what he did."
Corinthian's ascension through the ranks of the handicap division is back on track after the talented but temperamental colt held on for a three-quarter-length victory in Monday's Grade 1, $600,000 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park.
Corinthian, who was disqualified from first in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, has suffered a minor fracture of his left hind ankle and will miss the entire Triple Crown series, his connections said Wednesday.