Tobougg, winner of the Dewhurst Stakes in 2000 and third in Galileo’s Derby the following year, has passed away at the age of 20.
The son of Barathea, reportedly died at Anngrove Stud, just before Christmas, due to a suspected case of laminitis.
Trained at two by Mick Channon, Tobougg made his mark in the colours of Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, landing the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre and the Dewhurst Stakes, in which he beat a field containing Noverre and Mozart.
The following winter he transferred to the Newmarket stable of Saeed Bin Suroor, but disappointed in the 2,000 Guineas.
Tobougg was much better in the Derby, coming home third behind Galileo and the Guineas winner Golan and later finished fourth to Medicean in the Eclipse Stakes.
He rounded off his three year old career by finishing second in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket and the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin.
Tobougg remained in training in 2002 but failed to shine and was retired to Dalham Hall Stud, where he stood for six seasons.
Among his progeny was the German 1,000 Guineas winner Penny’s Gift and whilst shuttling to Australia, he also produced the New Zealand 2,000 Guineas scorer The Pooka.
Tobougg later moved to East Burrow Farm and then Clarendon Farm, where he stood alongside champion stayer Double Trigger.
His final move saw him arrive at Anngrove Stud in 2013.
“Tobougg was a wonderful horse to have anything to do with,” said Alastair Pim of Anngrove Stud in County Laois. “He was a gentleman of a horse.”
Tobougg was well regarded for producing successful broodmares and his daughter Screen Star, notably produced Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Lumiere and EP Taylor Stakes scorer Sheikha Reika, both by Shamardal.