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Al Thakhira In Foal To Toronado
The Al Shaqab-owned Al Thakhira (Dubawi-Dahama, by Green Desert) has been retired to stud in France where she is reported to be in foal to her owner's new stallion Toronado, reports bloodstock.racingpost.com. Trained by Marco Botti, the 4YO daughter of Dubawi won 3 of her 12 starts highlighted by her victory in the Gr2 Rockfel Stakes (1400m) at Newmarket. "She has been a super race filly to us and a pleasure to train" said Botti. "I'm sure she will mark her offspring with the class that she had. We are sure she will continue to have a long and successful career at stud." Three-time Gr1 winner and European Champion 3YO Miler Toronado (High Chaparral-Wana Doo, by Grand Slam), who is currently standing his first season at the National Stud in England, will shuttle to Swettenham Stud in Victoria for the southern hemisphere season where he will stand at $22,000 (inc GST).