Tropical Storm, who won at Churchill Downs in one of his four starts, is from the same female family responsible for two of Storm Cat's major winners: successful sire Hennessy, a half-brother to Pearl City, and French group I winner Hold That Tiger. Pearl City also is a half-sister to two other stakes winners, including graded winner Shy Tom.
Tropical Storm, a 5-year-old son of Storm Cat out of grade I winner Pearl City, will stand at Rick Trontz's Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky. He is owned by NewLife Stud and will stand for $5,000 live foal. "He's a beautifully conformed son of Storm Cat with a great attitude and family," Trontz said.Roger Braugh of NewLife said, "We think Tropical Storm is a superior son of Storm Cat and want the best possible opportunity for him."