*Story by Tara Madgwick, Breednet
Swettenham Stud’s promising young shuttle sire Toronado (IRE) featured overnight in France siring his second stakes-winner when talented three year-old filly Stone Toronado won the Listed Prix La Sorellina at La Teste De Buch.
Trained by Cristophe Ferland, she scored a length win in the one mile turf contest and has the overall record of two wins and a stakes-placing from just four starts.
Stone Toronado was a modest 7,000 guinea purchase for Marco Bozzi Bloodstock from the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Stone of Destiny from Danehill Dancer mare Irishstone, who comes from a family that has had success in Australia, notably producing Group II winner and $1million earner Whispering Brook.
Stone Toronado is the second stakes-winner from the first Northern Hemisphere crop for High Chaparral’s multiple Group I winning son Toronado, who returns to Swettenham Stud this spring at a fee of $27,500.
His oldest Australian progeny are two year-olds and include Prince of Sussex, winner of the inaugural $1million MRC Showdown Plate.