Dual Group 1-winner Toronado, who has been standing for his first three seasons here at The National Stud, is moving to join the roster at his owner, Sheikh Joaan Al Thani’s stud farm, Haras de Bouquetot.
Strongly supported at stud by both Al Shaqab Racing’s private broodmare band, as well as top class European breeders, TORONADO will see his eagerly-awaited first crop of yearlings go through the ring in the upcoming months. His first crop of foals were positively received in both hemispheres, with sales prices reaching 190,000gns, 145,000gns, 120,000gns, $AUS 140,000, €90,000 in Europe etc..
Ben Sangster, Chairman of the National Stud, commented: “It has been a pleasure for the Jockey club to have stood and facilitated Toronado for Al Shaqab Racing at The National Stud. The horse has covered over 350 quality mares during the three years that he has stood with us, which will have given him a great chance to succeed and fulfil his tremendous potential as a high class stallion. Now the horse will return to his owners stud in France after serving his third Southern hemisphere season at Swettenham Stud.”
Benoit Jeffroy, Haras de Bouquetot’s Stud Manager, commented: “We are delighted to receive such a high-profile stallion as TORONADO here at Bouquetot. Al Shaqab Racing have bred some outstanding foals and yearlings by him here at the farm,
including out of Group/Grade 1 mares such as Zagora, Strawberrydaiquirri, Shotgun Gulch, Scarlet Strike, Eden’s Moon, etc. In 2017 we supported him with 25 of Al Shaqab’s private mares. There is little doubt that he will make an impact at the Yearling Sales starting next week, and we are excited that he will be made available to the French breeders the same
year as his first two-year-olds are going to hit the track.”
All of us at The National Stud would like to wish the team at Haras de Bouquetot the very best of luck for Toronado’s future.