Trained by John Scanlan, Toccet scored grade I wins in the Champagne Stakes and Hollywood Futurity and was ranked behind only champion Vindication on the Experimental Free Handicap. Toccet, who was produced from the Cozzene mare Cozzene's Angel, earned $755,610 for the year.
Daniel Borislow, whose grade I winner Toccet was taken off the Triple Crown trail because of an injury, is leaning toward standing the son of Awesome Again at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., following the colt's retirement."Will and Bill (Farish's son) do an excellent job and are astute horsemen," said Borislow, who has talked to another farm about standing the Deputy Minister grandson. "They are absolutely in love with him."Toccet had been undergoing treatment for a remodeling of his right hind ankle, but upon Lane's End's suggestion, he was examined May 6 by Central Kentucky veterinarian Larry Bramlage. Bramlage discovered that the problem instead was in the right hind cannon bone, and instead of 30 days of stall rest, then 30 days of hand walking, as originally prescribed, what was needed was 60 days spent in a paddock. Toccet has been placed in an acre paddock, and if all goes well, is expected to be back racing the last quarter of the year.