Multiple grade I winner Toccet will stand the 2005 breeding season at Castleton Lyons. His fee will be $12,500.Gabriel Duignan, former president of Castleton Lyons, purchased the son of Awesome Again for $3.35 million at the Nov. 7 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select sale. Toccet was consigned by Jim FitzGerald's Knockgriffin Farm, agent for the complete dispersal of Dan Borislow.Produced from the Cozzene mare Cozzene's Angel, Toccet, as a juvenile, won the Champagne Stakes and Hollywood Futurity, both grade I, as well as the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) and Laurel Futurity (gr. III).
Toccet was injured early in his 3-year-old campaign that prevented him from making his first start until August of that year. He later finished third in the Cigar Mile (gr. IT).
"We are delighted to be brining Toccet back to Castleton Lyons," said Julian Dollar, general manager of Castleton Lyons. "He has all the ingredients a young stallion needs. He was a serious racehorse and what's more extremely precocious. As the only son of Awesome Again at stud, he offers breeders an exciting alternative at a fraction of his sire's fee."