05/07/2003 11:00PM

Stud deal said near for Toccet


Owner Daniel Borislow said Thursday that he is close to a deal that would send his Grade 1 winner Toccet to Lane's End Farm at the end of his racing career.

Toccet is turned out at a farm near Lexington, Ky., for what Borislow said would be about 45 days of rest. A 3-year-old Awesome Again colt, Toccet was pulled off the Triple Crown trail because of what Borislow then termed bone remodeling, the bone-growth process that young horses go through in response to the stresses of training and racing. Borislow said Toccet will return to training this year and will race for him.

Toccet won the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes and Hollywood Futurity, the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes, and the Grade 3 Laurel Futurity last year.