Toronado to stand at The National Stud

22nd September 2014

His Excellency Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani has invited The Jockey Club to stand his brilliant champion miler, Toronado at The National Stud. Winner of the Gr.1 Qipco Queen Anne Stakes, Gr.1 Qipco Sussex Stakes, Gr.3 Craven Stakes and as a two year old the Gr.2 Champagne Stakes and the Listed Winkfield Stakes at Ascot, the spectacular looking Toronado will be a huge asset to the British Breeding Industry as he has all the credentials to become a top class sire.

Ben Sangster, Chairman of The National Stud said: "Myself and The Jockey Club Senior Steward, Roger Weatherby, are thrilled that such a high class horse will be retiring for the 2015 season to the National Stud and are most grateful to His Excellency Sheikh Joaan for his wonderful gesture to support the British breeding industry. This is such a tremendous opportunity for breeders, who I'm sure, will be keen to send high quality mares to this very special horse."

John Warren who will be managing the horse on Sheikh Joaan's behalf with Jake Warren in charge of the sales of nominations says "looking closely at both Toronado's pedigree and conformation he is hugely exciting. Being by the international leading sire High Chaparral out of a mare from the Gone West line he looks perfect for a wide range of mares including those that descend from the Danzig line. Having the powerful build of a very fast horse and being a group winning unbeaten two year old, Toronado will really appeal to the commercial market. As a European champion miler he will also be important to owner breeders who are aiming to breed a classic prospect.

Toronado's fee will be announced in due course.

Toronado will join Bahamian Bounty, Pastoral Pursuits and Dick Turpin on The National Stud stallion roster for the 2015 breeding season.