feel free to correct me if I am wrong
Dave, Todman was great.
At his first start, just prior to Christmas 1956, (I was fortunate to be there) he blitzed the field, won by 10 lengths and smashed the Australian 5 furlong record by a smidgen under half a second. A few days later he won again, this time held back so that the margin was a mere 3 lengths. In the Autumn he won an Open Welter first-up and followed that with the Slipper runaway. Then came the clash with Tulloch in the 7f Sire's. T J Smith's colt (6/1) won by 2 lengths from Todman (1/6). On the next Thursday Todman turned the tables in the shorter Champagne (6f as it was in those days) by 6 lengths, I think. The champions were never to meet again, leaving it at one all.
In the spring Todman won the Hobartville, Tulloch the Warwick Stakes, Todman the Canterbury Guineas and Tulloch won the Rosehill Guineas. Todman then ran in the Hill Stakes and broke down with a fractured off-hind fetlock joint. Tulloch went on to win the AJC Derby, the Caulfield Guineas, the Caulfield Cup and the VRC Derby.
Todman slowly recovered from his injury - McCartin gave him lots and lots of swimming. He returned as an autumn 5 year old. He won a Flying at Canterbury, then went to Melbourne and won the Lightning and the Futurity. His owner, Stan Wootton, then decided to retire Todman, with record of 10 wins from 12 starts. His stud career was also first class, but that is another story.