We advised on and completed the purchase of the 2016 colt by Corinthian out of Town Talk, by Thunder Gulch, at the 2018 Timonium Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In-Training Sale, on behalf of our friends and clients at Wasabi Ventures Stables, for $27,000. Known at the time as Corinthian Town, his name has been changed to Fireinthepulpit.
The colt’s sire, Corinthian, was a winner of the stallion-making Met Mile-G1 and the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. He has sired numerous stakes winners, and is a son of sire-of-sires Pulpit, who is also responsible for Tapit and for California Chrome’s sire, Lucky Pulpit.
This colt is a half-brother to recent stakes winner Tudox Expectations, who was stakes-placed in Pennsylvania-bred company last year at 2-years-old before taking an open company stakes race at Gulfstream Park this April. He has earned over $140,000. His only other sibling is the winner Talkin’ Hailey Jo. Their dam, the Thunder Gulch mare Town Talk, is a half-sister to the multiple stakes-winning Varsity, and the second dam, by champion sprinter Mt. Livermore, won 3-of-5 starts and is a half-sister to a Grade 3-placed stakes winner.
As a Pennsylvania-bred, this colt will be eligible for the lucrative state-bred program at Penn National (where he’s based with trainer Mark Salvaggio) and Parx.