*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.

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