Racing & Sales success for Toronado
After a brilliant weekend with 4 winners, TORONADO's progeny keeps on shining both on the racetrack, with four additional victories in two days, and at the sales.
There were two yearlings by TORONADO on offer at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, and both of them proved highly popular as they averaged £97,500.
Lot 42, a colt out of Reaf, own sister of Group winner Boreas who already produced 3 blacktypes, was sold for £90,000 from Alice Fitzgerald's consignment to Iain Jardine/Compas Equine.
Lot 355, a colt out of the winning mare Gregoria, was sold for £105,000 from Felley Priory Stud to Gaelic Bloodstock.
Lot 42 © Amy Lynam
As if to confirm the enthusiasm, TORONADO 's 2-year-old CORONADO BEACH (pictured below © APRH) opened his account at Deauville, breaking his maiden on his second run only. He becomes his sire's 10th individual 2nd crop winner, from 23 runners ie an impressive ratio of 2-year-old winners to runners of 43.5%.
Yesterday, it was the Classic generation that brought TORONADO to the fore on the European scene, when three of his first crop runners came first in their respective races on the same day.
In England, Deer Forest Stud-bred TORONADO QUEEN broke her maiden on her debut run at Catterick racecourse.
In Italy, PIZZO FALCONE scored his third victory in a row in the Premio Riccione at Naples. The colt was bred by Estero.
In Spain, ZUGARRAMURDI scored for the first time to become TORONADO's 51st individual first crop winner. The colt was bred by Newpinewood Stables Ltd.