Toast of New York, the 8-year-old gelding who ran 13 races, including a narrow second to Bayern in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, has retired — this time for good — trainer Jamie Osborne told the Racing Post.
The son of Thewayyouare had since that 2014 race experienced a sub-fertile stint at stud, then returned to the races, going in the 2018 Pegasus World Cup (G1). He ran twice more in the U.S., finishing second in Churchill Downs’ Lukas Classic (G3) and fourth in the Marathon (G2) on Breeders’ Cup weekend.
Toast of New York’s final start came back in Europe on Dec. 5.
“We now owe it to the horse to give him a great retirement,” Osborne told the Racing Post. “He’s not a horse who would be happy doing nothing. He needs to be active, so we’ll be sure to find him a nice purpose in life.”
Toast of New York earned more than $3 million, with his signature victory in the 2014 UAE Derby (G2). He ran on two other occasions in America, finishing second in Del Mar’s TVG Pacific Classic (G1) when facing elders that same season.
After the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic, Al Shaqab Racing purchased Toast of New York, but a tendon injury led to his first retirement. Once that career didn’t work out, he returned to training with Osborne.