European Juvenile Champion Teofilo Retired

European Juvenile Champion Teofilo Retired
Photo: Trevor Jones
2006 Dewhurst stakes winner Teoflio (right) has been retired from racing.

Teofilo, last year’s champion 2-year-old in Europe who has not raced this year, has been retired from racing. No stud plans have been announced but it is likely he will stand at Darley.

The 3-year-old Galileo colt, owned by Mrs. J.S. Bolger, won all five of his starts last year, included Ireland’s Laing O’Rourke National Stakes (Ire-I) and the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket. A tendon problem occurred when he was being prepared for the mile Classic, the Stan James 2,000 Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket in early May, and he could not run in the race.

Trainer Jim Bolger said in a statement: “Following an unsatisfactory scan, it has been decided to retire Teofilo from racing with immediate effect. Jackie and Jim Bolger would like to thank their staff, (which has) worked tirelessly with great dedication, making every effort to return Teofilo to the racecourse.

“They are most grateful to the sponsors of every prestigious race Teofilo won in his short but spectacular career, in which he was unbeaten and secured the coveted title of champion European 2-year-old.”

Teofilo made four starts in Ireland and one in Great Britain. He retires with $645,596 in earnings.

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