MG1SW Too Darn Hot Injured, Retired

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Too Darn Hot | Scoop Dyga

European highweighted 2-year-old colt and MG1SW Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}–Dar Re Mi {GB}, by Singspiel {Ire}) has sustained a career-ending injury and has been subsequently retired, Watership Down Stud announced on Monday. The 2019 G1 Sussex S. winner and Lord Lloyd-Webber homebred, who also scored earlier this season in the July 7 G1 Qatar Prix Jean Prat for trainer John Gosden, underwent surgery on his right-hind cannon to repair a hairline fracture-thought to have developed during the running of the Sussex on July 31–at Newmarket Equine Hospital. Previously, it had been announced the full-brother to GSWs So Mi Dar (GB), who ran third in the G1 Prix de l'Opera Longines, and G1 St. Leger S. runner-up and MG1SP Lah Ti Dar (GB) would stand at Dalham Hall Stud under the Darley banner.

“Too Darn Hot has undergone emergency surgery to his right-hind cannon after X-rays revealed a hairline fracture,” said the Lloyd-Webbers' Bloodstock Manager Simon Marsh of the 'TDN Rising Star', who struck in the G1 Dewhurst S. as a juvenile. “I am glad to say that he has come safely through surgery. The injury is not life threatening and he should make a full recovery. His future now lies at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket where he will recuperate and stand at stud for the 2020 Season.

“The Lloyd Webbers and I are very sad we won't see this champion on the racecourse again. He has given us all so much excitement winning three Group 1 races over the last 12 months, culminating in his brilliant win last week in the G1 Qatar Sussex S.”

Named a 'Rising Star' after winning a Sandown maiden by seven lengths last August, the bay added the Sept. 1 G3 Solario S. and Doncaster's G2 Champagne S. later that month prior to his Dewhurst tally. Making his 3-year-old bow, Too Darn Hot ran second in the May 16 G2 Dante S. and filled that spot again in the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas on May 25. During Royal Ascot, he once again filled the frame, reporting home third in the G1 St James's Palace S. on June 18 and he retires with a mark of 9-6-2-1 and earnings of $1,651,829.

Out of English highweight and 2009 G1 Yorkshire Oaks winner Dar Re Mi, who also landed the G1 Pretty Polly S. in Ireland and the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic in the UAE, Too Darn Hot is also a half-brother to French MGSP sire De Treville (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). The three-time Group 1 winner is followed by full-siblings, a juvenile colt named Darain (GB) that sold for 3.5 million guineas to top Book 1 of the 2018 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and a yearling filly. Dar Re Mi, in turn, is a product of the outstanding broodmare and G1SW Darara (Ire) (Top Ville {Ire}), and thus a half-sister to the high-class G1 Prince of Wales's S. victor Rewilding (GB) (Tiger Hill {Ire}) and Hong Kong champion Diaghilev (Ire) (Sadler's Wells) among others.

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