Turbo Storm, an unraced 3-year-old full brother to three-time grade I winner High Yield, has been sold privately to stand stud duty in Russia. Owned by horsemen Bob Walton and Jim Elliott, Turbo Storm will take up duty at Donskoi Stud near Rustov Ma Donn, Russia.
Turbo Storm is believed to be the first son of Storm Cat
to serve in Russia. He is currently in quarantine in Lexington awaiting clearance to be shipped out.
By Storm Cat
, out of the Forty Niner mare Scoop the Gold, Turbo Storm was a $1-million Keeneland September yearling sale graduate in 2002. He was purchased by John Ferguson Bloodstock, agent. Bred in Pennsylvania by Brushwood Stable, he was consigned to the sale by Eaton Sales, agent.
High Yield stands at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. where his 2005 stud fee is set at $15,000. A winner of the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at two, High Yield won the Fountain of Youth (gr. I) and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) in the spring of his 3-year-old campaign in 2000. He also placed in four other grade I races including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
High Yield was a $1.05-million sales graduate from the 1998 Keeneland July yearling sale.
High Yield's first foals are 2-year-olds this year.