Keyword: Storm Bird

  • Summer Squall and jockey Pat Day wins the 1990 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  
Photo by: Skip Dickstein

    Game as Dick Tracy: The Summer Squall Story

    On the 25th anniversary of their plucky colt’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) win, Dogwood Stable’s Cot Campbell recalls the thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows of campaigning a top 3-year-old along the 1990 Triple Crown trail.

  • Uncaptured

    Uncaptured Even Better On Dirt

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Uncaptured was a multiple stakes winner on the Polytrack at Woodbine, but his Iroquois performance suggested he might be even better on dirt.

  • Hero of Order

    An Unpredictable Hero of Order

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Louisiana Derby winner Hero of Order, a $3,000 Keeneland September yearling who has made three starts in claiming company, is by a stallion that was banished to Korea.

  • Firecracker winner Thorn Song is the morning-line favorite in the Bernard Baruch Handicap.

    Thorn Song Headlines Bernard Baruch

    Zayat Stables' Thorn Song has competed well against some of the nation's best turf horses this season -- Einstein and Kip Deville to name a pair. That good company is the main reason the 5-year-old son of Unbridled's Song was installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite and should be a tough customer Saturday in the $200,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.

  • Palanka City cruises to victory in the Miss Preakness.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4531882%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Palanka City Aces Miss Preakness Test

    Going into the $100,000 Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III), the question for Palanka City was whether the black-type winner could step up to graded competition. At odds of 1-2, it was a question the Terry Gestes trainee answered with an emphatic "yes" at muddy Pimlico May 16.

  • Go Between

    Realizing a 20-year-old Prediction

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>More than 20 years ago in Ken McLean's book "Tesio - Master of Matings" he predicted that the combination of Nijinsky II and the similarly bred Storm Bird would one day be a potent one. At the time, Storm Cat -- Storm Bird's most important stallion son -- had yet to cover a mare. McLean also predicted these sires would be most effective when they had receded to the third and fourth generations of a pedigree. What has come to pass is a cross that has produced 120 stakes winners, of which 60 are graded stakes winners and 20 are grade I winners.

  • Commentator Sets Track Record

    For trainer Nick Zito, this week has truly been the best of times and the worst of times, at least where older horses are concerned. One day after 5-year-old Hesanoldsalt had to be euthanized following a freak accident at Palm Meadows, 7-year-old Commentator set a track record at Gulfstream Park - and blew away his competition with a 14-length victory Jan. 17.

  • Into Mischief, one of nine stakes performers for Harlan&#39;s Holiday.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3157957%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Harlan's Holiday's Next Generation

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Harlan's Holiday, who currently ranks second on the leading freshman sires list, is one of several grandsons of Storm Cat who are proving themselves as sires. His top runner to date is Into Mischief, winner of the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park on Dec. 22. Harlan's Holiday has also been represented by stakes winners Tasha's Miracle, Bear Holiday, P.S.U. Grad, and Harlan's Song.

  • Court Vision wins the Nov. 24 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct in spectacular fashion.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2859610%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Court Vision Phenomenal in Remsen

    Bill Mott figured that the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) would be a good test for his promising 2-year-old colt Court Vision, one that would give the trainer an idea of whether the son of Gulch was a legitimate, early Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidate.

  • Thorn Song gets up to win the River City.

    Thorn Song Nabs River City

    Zayat Stables' Thorn Song continued his excellent record on the turf when he got up in the final strides to take the $200,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 23.

  • Pikepass to Margaux Farm for 2006

    Pikepass, a stakes-winning son of Forty Niner will stand the 2006 breeding season at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., it was announced Friday by Steve Johnson, co-owner and general manager of Margaux.

  • Pikepass Moves to Margaux for 2006

    Pikepass, a son of Forty Niner whose first crop are juveniles, will stand at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2006. No stud fee was announced.

  • Storm Cat, leading juvenile sire of 2004.

    Leading Juvenile Sire 2004: Storm Cat

    In September 2004, Storm Cat set a record when he passed Northern Dancer as the all-time leading sire of seven-figure yearlings. As the year came to a close, the Overbrook Farm stallion added another impressive statistic to his résumé.

  • Storm Bird, champion and sire of Storm Cat.

    Prominent Stallion Storm Bird Dead

    Storm Bird, a European champion who sired the great Storm Cat, was euthanized the night of Dec. 3 following a bout with colic at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Lane&#39;s End stallion Summer Squall.

    Lane's End Stallion Summer Squall Pensioned

    Classic winner and prominent sire Summer Squall has been retired from stud duty at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., due to continuing problems with his fertility.

  • Ipi Tombe Going to Sadler's Wells

    International star Ipi Tombe, whom many thought would be bred to Storm Cat next year, instead will be bred to Sadler's Wells at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

  • Multiple Choice captures The Sports Page at Aqueduct Saturday.

    Multiple Choice Aces Sports Page Test

    Longshot Multiple Choice, never worse than third at Aqueduct, romped to a 7 1/4-length win over a sloppy track in Saturday's $110,000 Sports Page Handicap (gr.III).