Trotting sire Toss Out dies at age 30
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Toss Out 3, 1:54.1, who finished second to the World Trotting Derby and fourth in the final of the Hambletonian, has died in Italy.
Bred by Castleton Farm, the 30-year-old son of Supergill-Foreign Waters (by Homesick) was trained at age two by Wayne Nickells and at age three, following a sale to German interests, by Buck Sprinke. Toss Out left the US late as a 3 year and continued racing in Italy, where he won the Gran Premio Città di Montecatini for trainer Wilhelm Paal, He also competed in the Elitlopp twice and finished fourth in 1996.
Toss Out was also successful as a breeding stallion with offspring such as 2008 Elitlopp winner Exploit Caf; Lotteria winner Oasis Bi, who finished third in the Prix d'Amérique; and Robert Bi, who won the Orsi Mangelli and Italian Derby.