12/04/2015 12:35PM

Toast of New York retired, to stand in Qatar

Barbara D. Livingston
Toast of New York (left) finishes second to Bayern in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Toast of New York, a Group 2 winner and runner-up in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in Qatar for the 2016 breeding season.

The 4-year-old son of Thewayyouare finished with three wins in eight career starts for earnings of $2,343,115, highlighted by a win in the Group 2 U.A.E. Derby and runner-up finishes in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic, the latter of which he finished second by a nose to Bayern.

Toast of New York was campaigned by Michael Buckley and trained by Jamie Osborne. He started his racing career in England, winning two of four starts at two. He won the UAE Derby in his sophomore debut, and came to the States to run sixth in the Belmont Stakes.

He was sold to Qatar-based Al Shaqab Racing in January with plans to race the colt in the Dubai World Cup, but his campaign was derailed by a soft tissue injury.

“Toast's retirement from racing has brought down the curtain on a wonderfully exciting and rewarding adventure for me and my team,” Osborne said. “He was a talented and charismatic racehorse who has given life long memories to so many.

“It has been a honor to have been the overseer of Toast's racing career,” he continued. “I am sure he will relish his new occupation and I wish him and his new guardians the best of luck with the next chapter of this wonderful horse's life.”

Bred in Kentucky by Ashleigh Stud, Frank Ramos, and Jackie Ramos, Toast of New York is out of the unplaced Syncline mare Claire Soleil, who is the dam of three winners from four foals to race. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner Claire Marine and French Group 3 winners Fils Prodigue and Petit Bonhome.

“Toast of New York was a fantastic racehorse and it is sad that his career was cut short, but we are obviously delighted that he will be standing as a stallion in Qatar,” said Nasser Al Kaabi, general manager of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. “He will be managed by the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. Toast of New York will further enhance our evolving breeding industry.”