Central Bank Transylvania S. (gr. III)

(gr. IIIT , 8.5f ,)

STORMALORY (B h, 119 lb) $93,000
Storm Cat —Miss Halory , by Mr. Prospector
B—Stonerside Stable, KY.; O—Darley Stable; T—William I. Mott

Smart Bid (DK B/ h, 119 lb) $30,000
Smart Strike —Recording , by Danzig
B—George Strawbridge Jr., PA.; O—Augustin Stable; T—H. Graham Motion

Florentino (JPN) (B g, 119 lb) $15,000
Swept Overboard —Must Be Loved (JPN) , by Sunday Silence
B—Northern Farm, JPN.; O—Darley Stable; T—Kiaran P. McLaughlin

Margins: neck, 1, head. Others: Skipadate 117($7,500) , Southern Anthem 117($4,500) , Mikoshi 117 , Oil Man (IRE) 117 , Orthodox 119 . Winning Jockey, Julien R. Leparoux.

If the name sounds familiar, it should. Stormalory has found a home on the turf and is carrying forward the impressive legacy of his family.

Switched to the turf three races back, Stormalory has posted an allowance victory, a third in the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT), and a win in the Central Bank Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. The Crown Royal American Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks day will be next up for the bay colt.

In 1997, Janice and Robert McNairÕs Stonerside bought a package of 35 mares and 26 foals from Jack Kent CookeÕs Elmendorf Farm. StonersideÕs racing and bloodstock manager, John Adger, handled the negotiations.

ÒHalory was one of the key mares, maybe the key mare, in that purchase,Ó Adger said. ÒShe had already produced Prory, and then went on to produce four other graded stakes winners.Ó

Halory had been purchased by Elmendorf at the 1985 Woodbine September yearling sale for $153,279 from the consignment of Windfields Farm.

Those other stakes winners Halory produced were Halory Hunter, Van Nistelrooy, Brushed Halory, and Key Lory. Halory is the second dam of Stormalory, who is a son of the Mr. Prospector mare Miss Halory. Miss Halory raced nine times, and by then Van Nistelrooy was already on the scene, so the decision was made to turn her into a broodmare. Stormalory is her first stakes winner, and she has a full brother to him who is now a 2-year-old, as well as a yearling colt by Stormy Atlantic.

Stonerside, which was sold by the McNairs to Darley in a deal that closed in late 2008, has now bred seven 2009 stakes winners alone or in partnership.

Storm Cat is the sire of Stormalory and 169 other stakes winners, including three-time 2009 graded stakes winner Life Is Sweet. Storm Cat was pensioned in 2008 and resides at the Young familyÕs Overbrook Farm.ÑL.S.