01/20/2010 1:00AM

Toccet relocating to Pennsylvania


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dual Grade 1 winner Toccet will relocate from Kentucky to Pennsylvania, where he will stand at Dana Point Farm in 2010, the farm confirmed Tuesday.

The 10-year-old Awesome Again horse is the sire of Canadian Grade 3 victor Winning Machine; the graded-placed Dubinsky, La Rocca, and Gretsky; and stakes winners Awesome Rhythm and Toccet's Charm.

He will stand for $3,500, with special consideration given to Pennsylvania breeders, Dana Point manager Maria Vorhauer said.

Toccet is out of the stakes-placed Cozzene mare Cozzene's Angel. He won four stakes, most notably the Grade 1 Champagne and Hollywood Futurity in 2002, and three other starts for earnings of $931,387.

Toccet is the fourth stallion that Lexington's Castleton Lyons Farm has relocated to Dana Point, a 100-acre facility in Lenhartsville, Pa. The farm was founded by Dana Point, Calif., resident Gayle Gerth in 2008 and also will stand former Castleton residents Sir Shackleton and Action This Day for the first time in 2010. Dana Point's relationship with Castleton Lyons began when the Ryan family's Kentucky nursery and the Wiseman's Ferry syndicate moved that sire to Dana Point for the 2009 breeding season.

"She was very intrigued with the Pennsylvania breeding program when I explained to her about the breeders' awards and with the slots revenue and the purses," Vorhauer said of Gerth's decision to open her first Thoroughbred farm in the Keystone State. "She's always loved horses, and it's been a lifelong dream for her to have a farm."

Gerth developed and owned the Relaxor brand of electronic massage equipment but sold her company in 2004.

"She was retired and looking to do something, and that became Dana Point Farm," Vorhauer said.

Dana Point has a 32-stall main barn with an indoor track around its perimeter, a foaling barn, and a stallion barn with an indoor breeding shed.

Gerth also races horses in Pennsylvania under the nom de course Lainey Bug Stables.

Castleton Lyons and Kilboy Estate remain the owners of Action This Day and Toccet; Castleton Lyons, Kilboy Estate, and Tracy Farmer own Sir Shackleton; and the Wiseman's Ferry syndicate owns Wiseman's Ferrry.

Vorhauer said Dana Point expects to breed more than 60 mares to each stallion.

Dayjur retired from stud duty

Dayjur, England's Horse of the Year in 1990 and runner-up in that year's Breeders' Cup Sprint, has been pensioned from stud duty.

The Shadwell Farm stallion is the sire of Irish champion and Group 2 winner Asfurah, Brazilian champion miler Eyjur, Panamanian champion Forlipana, and U.S. stakes winners New Advantage and Dayjob.

Shadwell Stud in Lexington opted to retire the 23-year-old Danzig horse due to infirmities of old age, Shadwell manager Rick Nichols said.

"It is sad to take Dayjur out of our lineup," Nichols said. "He has always been our cornerstone stallion and is such a wonderful horse to be around."

Dayjur was named Europe's champion 3-year-old and sprinter in 1990 after he captured the Group 1 Sprint Cup, Nunthorpe Stakes, and Prix de l'Abbaye, and finished second in the Group 2 King's Stand and Sears Temple Stakes. He briefly headed eventual winner Safely Kept in the Breeders' Cup Sprint but lost his advantage when he jumped a shadow about 40 yards from the finish line in one of the Breeders' Cups most memorable races.

Dayjur is out of the Mr. Prospector mare Gold Beauty and has sired more than 60 stakes performers from 17 racing-age crops. He also is broodmare sire of 38 stakes winners.

"He will live out his days in the stallion complex he helped to build at Shadwell," a farm release said.

King of the Roxy to stand in New Mexico

Team Valor's Grade 2 winner King of the Roxy, whose retirement initially was announced in 2008 but then canceled after he recovered from a pastern injury, has retired again - this time for good. Team Valor announced Tuesday that the 6-year-old Littleexpectations horse, a two-time stakes winner since his comeback, will start his stud career at Chad and Tracey McCallum's McCallum View Farm in New Mexico. His 2010 stud fee will be $3,000, and he will stand as the property of Team Valor.

King of the Roxy won the Grade 2 Futurity and Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes and finished second in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, Grade 2 Saratoga Special, and Grade 3 Barbaro Stakes. A four-time stakes winner, he earned $600,707 from 16 starts. He retires with 5 wins and 3 second-place finishes.

Ohio-bred King of the Roxy, a onetime $8,000 yearling at the Keeneland September auction, is out of Marrakesh, a winner by Bold Forbes. Deborah Kopatz bred King of the Roxy.