Godolpin millionaire Tobougg, a dual group I winner as a 2-year-old in Europe, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Darley Stud Management's Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket. The 4-year-old Irish-bred son of Breeders' Cup winner Barathea will stand for £5,000 (approximately $7,800).
Unbeaten as a juvenile, Tobougg scored major wins in the 2000 Darley Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) and Prix de la Salamandre Dinard Grand Hotel Barriere (Fr-I) and was the co-highest-weighted European-bred 2-year-old, at120 pounds, on the International Classifications.
As a 3-year-old, he competed solely in group I events, placing in the Vodafone Epsom Derby and Dubai Champion Stakes, both in England, and the Hong Kong Cup. He was stakes-placed this year.
Tobougg, who ran unplaced in the Sept. 7 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) in what turned out to be his final start, retires with three wins from 12 starts and $1,079,901 in earnings. He was bred by Citadel Stud and produced from French classic winner Lacovia (by Majestic Light). His second dam is a half-sister to major sire Miswaki.