Champions Ajina and Storm Song have new homes after being purchased privately this year. Ajina, who was champion 3-year-old filly in 1997 for the late Allen Paulson, was bought while in foal to Storm Cat by Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable from the Allen Paulson Living Trust. Seven-year-old Ajina (Strawberry Road--Winglet, by Alydar) produced a Storm Cat colt on April 16 and is not in foal. She is kept at Stonerside near Paris, Ky. She is the dam of an earlier offspring, a Deputy Minister yearling colt.
Storm Song, champion 2-year-old filly of 1996 for Dogwood Stable (Cot Campbell, president), was bought by Sheikh Mohammed from U.S. breeder/owner Jaime S. Carrion. The purchase was made after 7-year-old Storm Song was impregnated by Sheikh Mohammed's stallion Dubai Millennium earlier this year. Carrion, who bought Storm Song for $1.4 million at the 1997 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, had entered into an arrangement with Sheikh Mohammed whereby Storm Song would be bred to Dubai Millennium and the resulting foal would be owned by the two parties. After Dubai Millennium died on April 29, Sheikh Mohammed began buying outright some of the mares who were in foal to the stallion.
Storm Song (Summer Squall--Hum Along, by Fappiano) produced a Kingmambo filly Feb. 24 at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud in England for Jaime S. Carrion, Trustee. Storm Song also is the dam of a winning 2-year-old Gone West filly named Another Storm and a Coronado's Quest yearling colt.