DUAL GR.1 WINNER AT 3 AND 4, undefeated Gr.2 winning 2-year-old and outstanding European Champion 3-year-old. A stunning and impeccably bred individual.
THE HIGHEST RATED MILER IN EUROPE IN 2015. Timeform rating 131. Faster than Frankel in both his Group 1 victories, the Queen Anne Stakes Gr.1 and Sussex Stakes Gr.1.
52% LIFETIME WINNERS TO RUNNERS, including 60 individual first crop winners and 12 blacktypes: Group performers WATAN, REVELSTOKE and ALMUFTI, and Stakes performers WASMYA, ALWAAB, TAOS, STONE TORNADO, FESTINA PLENTE, BAYLAGAN and EL INGRATO.
ONE OF THE BEST SOURCES OF 2-YEAR-OLD WINNERS IN EUROPE. In 2020, sire of leading 2-year-old TACTICAL,
winner of the Gr.2 July St. at Newmarket and of the
LR Windsor Castle St. during Royal Ascot, as well as
Gr.3 Prix des Chênes runner-up MOUILLAGE.
THE SIRE OF 21 STAKES PERFORMERS WORLDWIDE
and 40% winners to runners in Europe from his first
three crops of racing age. In Europe, his 7 blacktype
performers of 2020 include WASMYA, TORO STRIKE
and WATAN. In Australia, his leading runners in 2020 are
Gr.1 Schweppes Oaks-placed AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
as well as multiple Stakes winner STILL A STAR.
(Data to 1/11/20)
TORONADO hails from the Sadler’s Wells line. His sire, High Chaparral, is a particularly good match with the Danzig bloodlines, especially through Green Desert, having produced the Gr.1 winner Wrote as well as the Gr.1 Fillies’ Mile runner up Lady Darshaan. High Chaparral has also produced two Gr.2 winners when crossed with daughters of Cape Cross, a son of Green Desert.
One should not forget Danzig’s Danehill line, which has produced numerous Gr.1 winners when mated to sons and grandsons of Sadler’s Wells. In addition, High Chaparral is a proven match to daughters of the Nijinsky line, in particular with the dual hemisphere champion So You Think, but also with the Surumu line which produced 2014 Gr.1 Prix du Cadran winner High Jinx, as well as mares hailing from the Nureyev line, with dual Gr.1 scorer Wigmore Hall being a perfect example.
On the maternal side, the damsire of TORONADO is Grand Slam, a son of Gone West and grandson of Mr Prospector. Gone West has been well represented in Europe by his sons Zafonic and Zamindar, the latter being Kingman’s damsire. The dam of TORONADO, Wana Doo, is a sister to Casamento (Shamardal), which leads to believe that TORONADO would be an interesting match to mares from the Storm Cat bloodline.
At 2-years-old, undefeated in 3 runs
1st Champagne Stakes Gr.2 Doncaster UK, 7f . 1400m
1st Winkfield Stakes LR Ascot UK, 7f . 1400m
1st Maiden St. Newbury UK, 6.5f . 1300m, on debut
At 3-years-old, 5 runs
1st Sussex Stakes Gr.1 Glorious Goodwood 1m, from Dawn Approach
1st Craven Stakes Gr.3 Newmarket 1m
2nd St James Palace Stakes Gr.1 Royal Ascot 1m, to Dawn Approach
At 4-years-old, 3 runs
1st Queen Anne Stakes Gr.1 Royal Ascot Uk, 1M . 1600m
2nd Sussex Stakes Gr.1 Glorious Goodwood UK, 1M . 1600m
2nd Prix Du Moulin de Longchamp Gr.1 Longchamp FR, 1M . 1600m
TACTICAL (GB)In 2020, 1st July Stakes Gr.2, Newmarket, Windsor Castle Stakes LR, Ascot, at 2 years old.
WASMYA (FR)In 2020, 2nd Prix Maurice Zilber LR, Parislongchamp. Also 1st Coolmore Baden-Baden Cup LR, Baden-Baden.
Mouillage (FR)In 2020, 2nd Prix des Chenes Gr.3, ParisLongchamp, 3rd Prix Isonomy LR, Deauville, at 2 years old.
WATAN (2016)2nd Acomb Stakes Gr.3, 3rd King Charles II Stakes LR and debut winner at 2 . Bred
by Al Shaqab Racing