Questroyal Stud, Gus Schoenborn, and Taylor Made Stallions have announced the acquisition of grade I winner Boys At Tosconova , who will stand the 2013 season at Questroyal North in Stillwater, N. Y.
The 4-year-old son of Officer out of the Coronado's Quest mare Little Bonnet will be syndicated and stand for a $5,000 fee, due when foal stands and nurses.
"Boys At Tosconova is an outstanding racehorse with exceptional conformation who showed enormous precocity and he hails from a sire line that favors durable speed," said Ben Taylor, Taylor Made Stallions vice president. "We are very excited to partner with Questroyal Stud and Gus Schoenborn on this exciting young stallion in New York and are looking forward to seeing his first crop of foals."
Trained most of his career by Rick Dutrow Jr., Boys at Toscanova won five times and placed in all nine of his career starts while earning $688,960. Bred in Kentucky by Hertrich/McCarthy Livestock, Boys at Tosconova was campaigned by Jay Em Ess Stable, Hot Racing Stable, Todd Cady, Debby Kamakaris, and Richard T. Hale Jr.
In his career debut, Boys at Tosconova finished second in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. Following a 12-length romp to break his maiden while racing five furlongs in :56.26 at Belmont Park, the colt defeated Stay Thirsty to win the Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Boys at Tosconova completed his freshman year with a runner-up effort to eventual champion Uncle Mo in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). He was later ranked third on the Experimental Free Handicap behind Uncle Mo and To Honor and Serve.
Boys at Tosconova compiled a record of two wins and a third from as many starts as a 3-year-old in 2011. In his career finale, the colt finished second in the Westchester Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park in April of this year.