Bush Hill Stud announced that their stallion Toreador was euthanised.
“It is with heavy hearts that we report that Toreador had to be euthanised for humane reasons this morning after a brief but severe ailment.
“We thank the Vets and staff of Almiray Vet practice and Baker & McVeigh for their help and efforts in fighting for him. We would take this opportunity to thank the shareholders of the syndicate who owned Toreador for affording us the privilege of having stood this most special ‘gentleman’ of the industry.
“He has proven himself a great asset to the industry and has made a particular impact in filling a void in the KZN breeding fraternity in recent seasons.”
Toreador is the sire of multiple KZN Breeders Award winner Matador Man and last season’s two-time Grade 1-winning Bull Valley. He produced multiple Graded Stakes winners including the fast Lazer Beat, Grade 1-winning Link Man, Jackadore, She’s A Stunner, Prospect Strike, Rikitikitana, Las Ramblas, Deliver The Power, Roc ‘n Rose, Prince Paseo and Straight Forward.