Toorak Toff - Stallion
- Pedigree Analysis
- Race Record
Standing at Kingsley Park, Tasmania in 2018
Multiple Group One winner Toorak Toff entered stud at Rosemont Stud in 2012 and has been relocated to Tasmania’s Kingsley Park for season 2018.
A Group winner at two, Group One winner at three and Group One winner again at four, he was the most highly qualified Australian sprinter to go to stud in Victoria during that year.
The handsome 16.2 chestnut showed his class winning The Janz stakes G3 at two, having already won the Magic Millions Adelaide classic in his juvenile year to stamp himself as an emerging superstar.
He kicked off his three-year-old year winning the Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield, coming from last to beat Star Witness and Soul to earn himself a shot at Randwick’s Golden Rose G1 (1400m).
Again getting back in the field, he proved too strong for the best of his era including Crystal Lily, Ilovethiscity and Hinchinbrook in the process. He went on to run an unlucky fourth in the Group One Caulfield Guineas (1600m) as favourite, to add to his unlucky half length defeat in the Group One AJC Sires’ Produce in his two-year-old year.
Toorak Toff went on as a four year old to prove his wares, winning the Group One Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) beating stars including fellow Group One-winning son of Show A Heart Woorim and stallion prospect Smart Missile. He was set an audacious task to finish his racing career, attempting to be the first horse in 100 years to win the Group One Newmarket (1200m) first-up, finishing five lengths from star sprinter Hay List.
Toorak Toff offers breeders the rare opportunity to access the Star Kingdom blood that has been a surefire pathway to success in Australia for so long.
A son of Show A Heart, from well-related Grand Lodge mare Orong, Toorak Toff was bought by stallion-making trainer Rick Hore-Lacy for $130,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale.
Hore-Lacy is best known for purchasing and creating the stallion careers of the mighty Redoutes Choice, Canny Lad and Dash For Cash amongst others and has described Toorak Toff as “the best looking colt of them all”.
With a strike rate of almost 50% runners to winners, it was decided to lease the Toff to Kingsley Park for the 2018 season while Rosemont retains majority ownership. For pedigree advice or more information, please contact Rohan Gudden at KINGSLEY PARK, TASMANIA on 0400 682 099 or [email protected]
|(SIRE)||Brave Warrior||Cossack Warrior||by Bletchingly|
|SHOW A HEART (AUS)||Nothing to Do||by Nijinsky|
|1997||Miss Sandman||Regal Advice||by Vice Regal|
|Misty Morning||by Boucher|
|(DAM)||Grand Lodge||Chief's Crown||by Danzig|
|ORONG (AUS)||La Papagena||by Habitat|
|2002||Blixen||Mighty Avalanche||by Kaoru Star|
|Swahili Princess||by Frontal|
Toorak Toff is by Show A Heart, a prolific and successful stallion. Examining what lines he is working with is one avenue of determining Toorak Toff’s likely compatibility. Reinforcing key ancestors and creating proven nicks are other techniques.
Show A Heart has worked well with mares by ROYAL ACADEMY, producing dual Gr.1 winner HEART OF DREAMS and Gr.3 winner RIGHTFULLY YOURS out of Royal Academy mares. The affinity is probably due to the fact that Show A Heart carries a daughter of Nijinsky II, creating a sex balanced duplication when meeting with Royal Academy, a son of Nijinsky II. Other broodmare sires carrying sons of Nijinsky II include BEL ESPRIT, WESTERN SYMPHONY, SERHEED, KALA DANCER, WHISKEY ROAD and BLETCHLEY PARK, which should all work well with Toorak Toff.
Toorak Toff’s pedigree is very appealing for DANEHILL line mares. He carries Danzig via his damsire Grand Lodge, who has a very good record when crossing with fellow Danzig descendant Danehill. Show a Heart confirms this compatibility – he has produced several stakes winners out of Danehill line mares, such as Gr.2 winner LUKE’S LUCK (dam by REDOUTE’S CHOICE) and Listed winners DUAL CHAMBER (LION HUNTER) and DISCREET (DANZERO). Carrying a daughter of Kaoru Star to sex balance the son in Toorak Toff, plus some interesting line breeding further back, DANZERO mares look particularly dynamic for Toorak Toff. To find out more about Danzero, please click here.
REDOUTE’S CHOICE’s sons SNITZEL and STRATUM carry extra attributes. Snitzel’s damsire SNIPPETS has produced a stakes winner with Show A Heart, while Stratum’s damsire Luskin Star reinforces elements in Toorak Toff’s dam.
RORY’S JESTER mares also look appealing for Toorak Toff, whose sire Show A Heart has produced Gr.3 winner I’M YOUR VENUS and Listed winner SATSANG and SP BIG JOKER out of mares by Rory’s Jester. A particularly interesting cross for Toorak Toff would be mares by NOT A SINGLE DOUBT, who carries both Danehill and Rory’s Jester.
Stakes winning siblings GOTTA HAVE HEART and CROSSYOURHEART are by Show A Heart out of a CENTAINE mare.
Toorak Toff is particularly strong in the LADY JOSEPHINE family. He carries multiple lines to names such as Nasrullah, Tudor Minstrel, Royal Charger, Fair Trial, as well as less common family members Regal Advice and Ardistaan. CANNY LAD and KENMARE mares contribute more members of this prepotent line. COVETOUS and his son ST. COVET are strong in this family (and have also worked well with Show A Heart).
Damsires which are direct descendants of the LADY JOSEPHINE line include GOLDEN SNAKE, OCTAGONAL, COMMANDS, KAAPSTAD, MOUAWAD, COURT OF JEWELS, DON EDUARDO, KEMPINSKY, VIKING RULER, DE BEERS, COLOMBIA, MOSSMAN and DANEWIN.
Carrying a daughter of Raise A Native through his sire, Toorak Toff should appreciate Raise A Native’s son, MR. PROSPECTOR, in mares. He is accessible via broodmare sires such as HUSSONET, FUSAICHI PEGASUS, STREET CRY, CELTIC SWING, RHYTHM, WOODMAN, ELUSIVE QUALITY, LION CAVERN, STRAIGHT STRIKE, UMATILLA, FAPPIANO, GEIGER COUNTER, CANADIAN SILVER, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, DISTORTED HUMOR, END SWEEP, AFLEET, INFLATE, DUBAI DESTINATION, E DUBAI, THUNDER GULCH and SECRET SAVINGS”’.
Carrying LA TROIENNE family member Boucher via Show A Heart, Toorak Toff should work with mares carrying more lines to this important matriarch. MORE THAN READY carries three lines to this family via WOODMAN, BUCKPASSER and his own tail female line. RHYTHM, CONGRATS and BELONG TO ME are also descendants.
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