He was a star on the track and is now set to take the auction ring by storm.

Swettenham’s Al Shaqab shuttle sire Toronado (Ire) has 41 lots catalogued for the Tattersalls Foal Sale, the most of any first crop sire this year.

The Newmarket sale has a catalogue with 2,395 yearlings, foals and breeding stock catalogued from November 21 to December 1.

Toronado dominates the Foal Sale commencing on November 23.  The Swettenham Stud shuttler covered 152 mares in his initial northern book at the English National Stud and there will be as many foals again from his first crop conceived at Nagambie last season.

Swettenham and Toronado received another Group 1 update when Prized Icon won the Victoria Derby on Saturday.  His half-sister Circus Polka (Stravinsky) foaled a Toronado colt at Nagambie in August.

Highlights of foals by Toronado catalogued for the Tattersalls Foal Sale include:

  • Lot 496 – Filly x My Broken Drum (Slickly)
    Dam was exported to England last year after foaling (Aus) winners Forbidden Kisses (Bel Esprit) and Flying Shadow (Dane Shadow).
  • Lot 555 – Colt x Inner Sea (Henrythenavigator)
    Pedigree received a significant update on October 16 when his dam’s half-brother Erupt (Dubawi) claimed the Group 1 Canadian International at Woodbine.  The Niarchos Family homebred had won last year’s Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp.
  • Lot 556 – Filly x Rainbow’s Edge (Rainbow Quest)
    Half-sister to Peacock (Paco Boy) who carried The Queen’s silks to victory in last year’s Listed Fairway Stakes at Newmarket.
  • Lot 777 – Colt x Crown (Royal Applause)
    Half-brother to Ed Dunlop’s leading 2yo colt Global Applause (Mayson), a Listed National Stakes winner at Sandown in May from Al Shaqab’s Group 2 winner Mehmas.
  • Lot 816 – Filly x Unquenchable (Kingmambo)
    Half-sister to Havana Cooler (Ire), dual-hemisphere stakes winner of the Doncaster Prelude and Group 3 Royal Parma Stakes.
  • Lot 879 Colt x Lily Link (Rail Link)
    From a half-sister to Group 1 Northern Dancer Stakes winner Redwood (High Chaparral) who stood at Westbury Stud in NZ.
  • Lot 1242 – Filly x Key Light (Acclamation)
    Half-sister to Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes winner Beacon (Paco Boy).  Second-dam Luna won Group 1 Phoenix 2YO Stakes at Leopardstown.

Several mares in foal to Toronado have been catalogued at the world-renowned Tattersalls Breeding Stock Sale starting on November 28.

Conquete (Kyllachy) is first to parade as Lot 1380 from a final cover on April 25.  She is a daughter of Longchamp stakes winner Chesnut Bird (Storm Bird) from the family of Group 1 Melbourne Cup winner At Talaq.

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