• Conformation

    European Champion 3yo

    As a dual Gr.1 winning Champion son of High Chaparral, Toronado’s appeal to breeders has never been in doubt, but the arrival of his first crop of foals has only served to consolidate our beliefs further. From a world class book of mares his 2016 foals have mirrored their sire in both looks and athleticism.

    His first foals sold in the UK and Ireland in 2016 earned an impressive average of over 34,000gns, the highest among all European stallions standing for less than £15,000.  Lot 655 at Tattersalls December Foal Sale was the standout, and Jim McCarten of MC Bloodstock paid 190,000gns for the handsome colt out of Raskutani, a half-brother to Agent Murphy.

    With his career going from strength to strength and the quality of these first foals ensured that he was supported by the industry’s leading breeders who sent many of their best mares again in the 2016 season.

    His first two northern hemisphere books include over 130 Black Type performers or dams of Black Type performers. The dams of Harbour Law (Gr.1), Zafeen (Gr.1), Darasim (Gr.2), Beacon (Gr.2) and Stormy Antarctic (Gr.3) are among those covered; add to these Gr.1 performing mares like Zagora, Shotgun Gulch, Eden’s Moon, Winning Express, Strawberrydaiquiri, Something Exciting, Karmifira and Scarlet Strike and it’s clear to see why we are so positive about what is to come for Toronado.

    With the best of starts, His Excellency Sheikh Joaan Al Thani’s Dual Gr.1 winning Champion miler looks set to be as much of a success at stud as he was on the racetrack.

    His first crop are yearlings in 2017.

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  • Pedigree

    Toronado
    • High Chaparral
    • Wana Doo
    • Sadler's Wells
    • Kasora
    • Grand Slam
    • Wedding Gift
    • Northern Dancer
    • Fairy Bridge
    • Darshaan
    • Kozana
    • Gone West
    • Bright Candles
    • Always Fair
    • Such Style

    By High Chaparral

    Top rated 3yr old in England & Ireland in 2002, top rated older horse in Ireland in 2003, 10 wins and £3,446,245. Budweiser Irish Derby, Gr.1; Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes, Gr.1; Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1; Vodafone Derby Stakes, Gr.1; John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf, Gr.1; John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf, Gr.1.

    Sire of 95 Stakes performers (35 Group winners, 26 Listed winners) including- Toronado, So You Think, Dundeel, Wrote, High Jinx, Lucky Lion, Descardo, Wigmore Hall, Monaco Consul and Redwood

    Wana Doo

    Wana Doo: Winner of 2 races and £27,296 and placed 6 times and is a half sister to Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy winner, Casamento. Dam of 2 winners:

    2017 Pedigree Notes

    By the top-class High Chaparral, Toronado is bred on a proven Sadler’s Wells/Gone West cross which has produced Motivator, and he is from the immediate family of Gr.1 winner Casamento.

    Toronado will be ideally suited to the Danzig line; Danehill line mares are proven with High Chaparral having sired seven Stakes winners on the cross, including St Leger runner-up and Gr.3 winner Above Average.  With other Stakes winners coming via Dansili and Danehill Dancer there will be plenty of options including Exceed And Excel, who has had considerable success with Sadler’s Wells on the reverse cross.

    Further success with High Chaparral from the Danzig line comes in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote, who is out of a Green Desert daughter, while Cape Cross is the broodmare-sire to a pair of Gr.2 winners in Western Hymn and The Miniver Rose.  Dual Arc winner Treve whose sire is bred on the same cross as Toronado, is out of an Anabaa mare while High Chaparral has also produced a Stakes winner to an Orpen daughter; Grand Lodge has also proven successful with the Sadler’s Wells line.

    High Chaparral’s Gr.1 winner Wigmore Hall is out of a Theatrical daughter and is one of a number of stakes winners bred on a Nureyev cross.  High Chaparral has also produced the Gr.3 winner Petit Chevalier to a Pivotal daughter as well as Beach Bunny to a Peintre Celebre mare, both of which will produce line breeding to Special.

    Casamento is a son of Shamardal, so it’s certainly worth using mares via Giant’s Causeway.  High Chaparral’s high class daughter Joanna (Gr.2) is out of a daughter of Mujadil, who is also from the Storm Bird line.

    Toronado is out of a Mr Prospector line mare, and there’s plenty of scope to breed back to this line.  High Chaparral’s Gr.1 winner Redwood is out of a Woodman mare, while the Gr.3 winner Magadan is out of a daughter Machiavellian, the sire of Medicean.  Kingmambo, who has had Classic success with the Sadler’s Wells sire-line, is also proven with High Chaparral having produced his smart filly Baisse to a King’s Best mare. Another strain of the Raise A Native sire-line that will suit Toronado is Sharpen Up. Daughters of Selkirk, Kris, Diesis and Halling have all produced Gr.1 winners to Sadler’s Wells sires.

    The Blushing Groom line has also been a source of success for High Chaparral with Stakes winners produced from Rainbow Quest and Nashwan.  Toronado’s highly rated brother, Inler is by Red Ransom and High Chaparral has produced a Stakes winner to a daughter of the same sire; so Roberto line mares look well suited too.

    Darshaan will feature in any Toronado offspring in their fourth generation so there’s plenty of opportunity to breed back to the Never Bend line.  Mares via Shirley Heights and Riverman will create a third line of the influential Lalun.

    The Grey Sovereign line has also given High Chaparral success having produced Stakes winners to both daughters of Kenmare and his son Highest Honor.  High Chaparral’s impressive Prix de Royallieu winner Frine is out of a Cardoun mare, a grandson of Caro.

    High Chaparral has also had good success with the German Surumu sire-line. His latest Gr.1 winner High Jinx is one of five Stakes winners bred on the cross which also includes Stakes winners out of Acatenango and Lando daughters.

    By Clive Webb-Carter

  • Race Record

    European Champion 3yo Miler, and winner of 6 races and placed 4 times from only 12 starts.  Career earnings of £754,081

    At 2
    Pos.
    Dist.
    Name
    Course
    Class
    Details
    1
    6.5 F
    Outward Bound Trust Maiden Stakes
    Newbury
    first start
    1
    7 F
    Carraig Insurance Winkfield Stakes
    Ascot
    Listed
    2nd start
    1
    7 F
    One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes
    Doncaster
    Gr.2
    At 3
    Pos.
    Dist.
    Name
    Course
    Class
    Details
    1
    8 F
    Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes
    Newmarket
    Gr.3
    Beating Havana Gold
    1
    8 F
    Qipco Sussex Stakes (British Champions Series)
    Goodwood
    Gr.1
    Beating Dawn Approach
    2
    8 F
    St James's Palace Stakes (British Champions Series)
    Ascot
    Gr.1
    4
    8 F
    QIPCO 2000 Guineas (British Champions Series)
    Newmarket
    Gr.1
    At 4
    Pos.
    Dist.
    Name
    Course
    Class
    Details
    1
    8 F
    Queen Anne Stakes (British Champions Series)
    Ascot
    Gr.1
    2
    8 F
    QIPCO Sussex Stakes (British Champions Series)
    Goodwood
    Gr.1
    Beaten a short head by Kingman
    2
    8 F
    Qatar Prix du Moulin du Longchamp
    Longchamp
    Gr.1
    Beaten a head by Charm Spirit
  • Progeny Gallery