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High Chaparral x Wana Doo (Grand Slam)

Bay - 16 1/2 HH . 1M64

At Stud in 2015
Standing at Swettenham Stud, AUS

AU$ 80,000 +GST in 2022


Toronado conformation 2018.jpg

Australia’s Rising Star.

The Sire of 28 Stakes winners & 6 Gr.1 performers worldwide, from five crops of racing age.

In 2022, the sire of 21 Blacktype horses including
SHELBY SIXTY SIX (The Galaxy Gr.1) & TRIBHUVAN (Manhattan St. Gr.1). Also 42% winners to runners in Europe.

Himself a dual Gr.1 winner at 3 & 4, undefeated Gr.2 winning 2-year-old & outstanding European Champion 3-year-old.

The highest rated miler in Europe in 2015.
Faster than Frankel in both his Group 1 victories, the Queen Anne Stakes Gr.1 and Sussex Stakes Gr.1.

Pedigree Notes

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.

Sadler's Well
Northern Dancer
High Chaparral
Fairy Bridge
Grand Slam
Gone West
Wana Doo
Bright Candles
Wedding Gift
Always Fair
Such Style
Race Record

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 . 1600m, from Dawn Approach

  • 1st Craven Stakes Gr.3 Newmarket, 1M . 1600m

  • 2nd St James Palace Stakes Gr.1 Royal Ascot, 1M . 1600m, to Dawn Approach

  • 4th 2000 Guineas Stakes Gr.1 Newmarket, 1M . 1600m, to Dawn Approach


At 4-years-old, 4 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

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