Dewhurst winner and Derby third Tobougg dies at stud aged 20

Jan 05, 2019

Tobougg was Craig's first European Group 1 winner. Together they won the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre at Longchamp before winning again at Group 1 level in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. 

Tobougg - an impressive winner of the Dewhurst Stakes at two and third to Galileo in the Derby at three - died at Anngrove Stud just before Christmas due to a suspected case of laminitis at the age of 20.

A brilliant juvenile colt for trainer Mick Channon, Tobougg opened his account in a 7f maiden at York and followed up in the final running of the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre and the Dewhurst.

Those performances led to him being sent off favourite for the 2,000 Guineas the following May, when switched to the care of Saeed Bin Suroor, though he failed to trouble the leaders and eventually faded into ninth.

Tobougg appeared back to his best when third behind Galileo and Golan in the Derby on his next start and fourth to Medicean in the Eclipse that summer, before two runner-up efforts in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket and Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin.

He returned as a four-year-old, though lacked the same sparkle he had shown at two and three before being retired to stud.

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