Toast Of New York (Thewayyouare), winner of the G2 UAE Derby and second in the GI Pacific Classic and GI Breeders’ Cup Classic of 2014, will make his first start in more than three years at Lingfield next Wednesday, trainer Jamie Osborne confirmed on Twitter. Toast Of New York was retired from racing in late 2015 due to a soft tissue injury, and stood the 2016 season in Qatar. He was repatriated to the UK earlier this year after covering few mares due to the small nature of the Qatar Thoroughbred breeding industry. The 6-year-old will be making his first start for owner Al Shaqab Racing, who purchased him privately after his Breeders’ Cup second.
“He’s six, but he’s only had eight runs in his life, he’s been training very well so let’s have a go with him,” Osborne told At The Races. “He’s been a life-changing horse for me, and to get another chance to train him is wonderful. Jimmy McCarthy has been a huge part of bringing him back–he’s got three children, Thomas, James and Toast–Toast being the eldest, and he seems to think the spark is still burning.”