Torgau had won the Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes in the early summer of her season at 2 in England in a surprise result. She was sold to Team Valor by her owners, because it was determined the victory was a fluke and the filly lacked the kind of pedigree they thought would prove attractive to British breeders upon her retirement.
Making two more starts at 2 in the British Isles, Torgau would wind up the season winning the Cartier Racing Award, emblematic of the most accomplished juvenile filly of the season.
Sent to Ireland, she finished a game second in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes. Back home, she missed by a nose of winning the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in a head-bobbing finish.
Such was the quality of her performance in the Championship Cheveley Park Stakes, which surpassed her effort in the Moyglare, that she was accorded high weight on the Irish Free Handicap.
Upon retirement, Torgau realized a substantial bid of $900,000 at Keeneland when bought by a German breeder with a farm in Newmarket.
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