Keyword: Storm Cat

  • Tout Charmant, returns to racing.

    No Luck in Breeding, Tout Charmant Returns to Races

    Tout Charmant, a Grade I stakes winner who hasn't run since last March 23, returns to the races in Sunday's Las Palmas Handicap (gr. IIT) after an unsuccessful trip to the breeding shed.

  • Door Opened for New Leading Sire of Breeders' Cup Winners

    The leading Breeders' Cup sire by earnings, Deputy Minister, does not have an entrant this year. That could open the door for another sire to take over that title, the likely candidates being Storm Cat, Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector, and Sadler's Wells.

  • Salzman Production in Cowdin Sunday

    On Sunday, John Salzman, trainer of Xtra Heat, will be represented in Grade 3, $100,000-added Cowdin, this time by a colt named Run Production.

  • Storm Flag Flying, impresses with Matron victory.

    Storm Flag Flying Demolishes Matron Field

    On a rainy day at Belmont Park, Ogden Mills Phipps' favored Storm Flag Flying, in just her second career start, demolished Sunday's 96th running of the $200,000 Matron (gr. I) for 2-year-olds, winning by 12 3/4 lengths.

  • Storm Cat colt, sold for $2.5 million at Keeneland's second sale session.

    Yearling Market Price Correction Continues at Keeneland's Second Session

    Price correction within the yearling marketplace continued Tuesday as the gross and average prices fell during the second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The sales company reported 182 horses were sold for a gross of $50,145,000. The average price of $275,521 represented a 28.6% decline from the $385,721 average in 2001 when 197 yearlings grossed $75,987,000.

  • Our Song Defeats Impressive Maiden Field at Saratoga

    Favored Our Song took full advantage of a ground-saving trip by jockey Edgar Prado and pulled away for a two-length victory in the final race Friday at Saratoga, a $45,000 maiden affair filled with some potentially top 3-year-olds.

  • Van Nistelrooy, in the sales ring at Keeneland last year.

    Top-Priced Yearling Becomes Storm Cat's 100th Stakes Winner

    Van Nistelrooy, who brought the top-price of $6.4 million at last Keeneland's September yearling sale, became the 100th stakes winner for Overbrook Farm's leading sire Storm Cat when he won the Flame of Tara Tyros Stakes at Curragh on Saturday.

  • Spain, retired to a new career as a broodmare.

    Spain Retired From Racing

    Spain, Thoroughbred racing's all-time leading female money earner, has been retired from racing. She leaves the track with a record of 9-9-7 in 35 races with earnings of $3,540,542.

  • Giant's Causeway to Replace Danehill in Australia

    Danehill will not shuttle to Australia for the 2002 breeding season. He has been shuttling to Australia since 1990, and Coolmore has decided to rest him for the 2002 southern hemisphere breeding season.

  • Spain, winning the Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Leading Distaff Earner Spain Returned to Training After Breeding

    Spain, who became racing's all-time leading female earner when she won the May 3 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), was bred May 15 to leading sire Storm Cat at William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington and returned three days later to trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Churchill Downs.

  • A. P. Indy, Lane's End Farm stallion and sire of colt that sold for $900,000 at Fasig-Tipton's Calder sale.

    A. P. Indy Colt Brings $900,000 at FT Calder Sale

    An A. P. Indy colt was purchased by Californian B. Wayne Hughes for $900,00 to top the first half of Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton selected sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Racecourse in Florida.

  • Leading broodmare sire Mr. Prospector.

    Mr. Prospector Tops Broodmare Sire List For Fifth Year in Row

    Mr. Prospector continued his stranglehold on the leading broodmare sire list, racking up his fifth title in a row. And despite the stallion's death in 1999 at the age of 29, he figures to keep a hammerlock on the competition for years to come. At his current pace, there is little reason to believe he can't top the list for another five years.

  • Sailor's Warning to Stand at Colonial Farms

    Sailor's Warning, a graded stakes placed son of Storm Cat, will stand in 2002 at Sam Fieramosca's Colonial Farms near Colt's Neck, N.J. His fee will be $3,500.

  • From the Print Edition: First Crop Weanling Report

    Most commercial breeders peering into a crystal ball in 1999 saw nothing but blue skies. However, as are the rules, planning out two or three years ahead can prove to be a tricky game. Breeders selling weanlings from first-crop sires in 2001 have experienced more than a little turbulence from the time they planned their 2000 matings to when they brought their crop to market at last month's major breeding stock sales.

  • From the Print Edition: First Crop Weanling Report

    Most commercial breeders peering into a crystal ball in 1999 saw nothing but blue skies. However, as are the rules, planning out two or three years ahead can prove to be a tricky game. Breeders selling weanlings from first-crop sires in 2001 have experienced more than a little turbulence from the time they planned their 2000 matings to when they brought their crop to market at last month's major breeding stock sales.

  • On Parade Marches into Valley Stream at Big A

    On Parade, one of the most highly anticipated fillies in years, will go for her second consecutive victory when she heads a field of six drawn for the grade III, $75,000 added Valley Stream at Aqueduct Sunday.

  • Storm Cat Season Brings $450,000; Will Benefit Red Cross

    A 2002 nomination to leading sire Storm Cat was purchased by WinStar Farms for $450,000 during Monday's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The no-guarantee season was tacked onto the end of the Monday session after W. T. Young's Overbrook Farm donated the season to benefit the American Red Cross.

  • Twenty Eight Carat, the dam of A P Valentine, brought a top price of $4-million.

    A P Valentine's Dam Brings $4-Million

    They saved the best for last during Monday's opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, as two of the day's top prices came in the waning moments of the day. In the end, Brushwood Stable's Elizabeth Moran went away with the top prize, purchasing the dam of grade I winner A P Valentine for $4-million.

  • Leading sire Storm Cat.

    Overbrook Donates Storm Cat Season to American Red Cross

    A 2002 stallion nomination to leading sire Storm Cat, who stands for a $500,000 fee, will be sold during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, with the proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts. The season, which has been donated to the Red Cross, will be sold at the conclusion of the Monday, Nov. 5 session of the sale.

  • Overbrook Donates Storm Cat Season to American Red Cross

    A 2002 stallion nomination to leading sire Storm Cat, who stands for a $500,000 fee, will be sold during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, with the proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts. The season, which has been donated to the Red Cross, will be sold at the conclusion of the Monday, Nov. 5 session of the sale.

  • Pedigree Analysis for Jump Start

    Like all juveniles, Jump Start has some questions to answer if he is to jump up and be victorious in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at 1 1/16 miles. While he is bred to run all day on top, his female family on his bottom side presents stamina issues that the colt must overcome.

  • Storm Cat colt sold for $6.4 million at Keeneland's Wednesday session.

    Keeneland Selected Sessions End on Positive Note

    Wednesday began with a lot of questions for the Keeneland Association, mostly surrounding what effect the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday would have on resumption of the September Yearling Sale. By the end of the day, the sales company in Lexington, Ky. had gotten affirmation that the right decision had been made. There was competitive bidding between buyers from North America, Europe, and Middle Eastern countries during the session, which was highlighted by a Storm Cat colt sold for $6.4 million.

  • Storm Cat colt purchased by Sheikh Mohammed for $5.5 million.

    First Day Firepower: Keeneland Sale Begins on Strong Note

    Powered by big-spending Maktoum family from Dubai, the Keeneland September yearling sale blasted off like a rocket on Sept. 10. The first of the auction's two select sessions established opening day records for average price and median. In addition, the second-most-expensive horse in the auction's history, a $5.5- million Storm Cat colt, was sold.

  • Storm Cat, will command $500,000 per nomination in 2002.

    Storm Cat Stud Fee Rises to $500,000

    Leading sire Storm Cat, who already had the highest stud fee in the world, will stand for even more in 2002. Ric Waldman of Overbrook Farm confirmed Friday that the 18-year-old stallion will stand the next breeding season for $500,000.

  • Saudi Poetry's brother, sold for $3.3 million Wednesday night.

    Saratoga Sale on Record Pace; Saudi Poetry's Full Brother Brings $3.3 Million

    Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga yearling sale is on pace to break last year's all-time record average price of $305,847, defying the conventional wisdom that many observers took into this year's start of the yearling sale season in July. Wednesday's numbers were up 70% from the second night session's gross in 2000, the average was up 56%, and the median 29%.

  • Lukases Score Big at Los Alamitos

    D. Wayne and Laura Lukas had a big stakes winner over the weekend, but it wasn't at Del Mar or Saratoga. The training team won Saturday's Ed Burke Memorial Futurity (AQHA-I) at Los Alamitos with Quarter Horse Check Him Out.

  • Keeneland Catalogs 4,483 for September Sale

    Keeneland has announced it will catalog 4,483 horses for its 13-day September Yearling Sale. That total includes 2,372 colts, 2,110 fillies, and one gelding.

  • The deceased stallion Mr. Prospector, in his paddock.

    Mr. Prospector Passes $200-Million Milestone in His July Finale

    While only two of the six yearlings from the late Mr. Prospector's final crop of foals exceeded their reserve price, the two that did sell on Tuesday night in the final session of the Keeneland July select yearling sale pushed the legendary sire over the $200-million mark in career revenue for yearlings sold at public auction. With $5,500,000 in receipts at this year's July sale, the son of Raise a Native now has $202,884,728 in lifetime yearling sale revenue.

  • Seattle Slew Tops Sire Average on Keeneland Opener

    Taylor Made Farm stallion Saint Ballado sired the $4-million session topper on the Monday night opener to the Keeneland July select yearling sale, but Three Chimneys Farm's venerable Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was leading sire by average on the evening, with two colts selling for an average price of $1,925,000.

  • Prioress Could Introduce New Grade I Winner

    For the first time in its 54-year history, Belmont's Prioress Stakes will be run Wednesday as a grade I event. Most of the race's seven starters could make the event their first grade I win as Stormy Pick is the only member of that exclusive club slated to race Wednesday.

  • Black Minnaloushe, winning last month's Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

    Storm Cat Colt Rallies to Victory at Royal Ascot

    The St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) on the opening day of the Royal Ascot meet in England lived up to its billing as two classic were 1-2 in an exciting finish. The winner was Black Minnaloushe, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Storm Cat who was driven to the wire by jockey Johnny Murtaugh for a neck victory over Noverre.

  • Huisache Farm stallion Valid Expectations now tops the 2-year-old sire list.

    Valid Expectations Tops 2-Year-Old List

    First-crop stallion Valid Expectations moved up from third to first on the sires of 2-year-old list when his son Expected Hour won the June 16 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine in his career debut.

  • High Priced Yearling Filly Breaks Maiden

    Sophisticat, a Storm Cat filly sold last year for $3.4 million, broke her maiden Monday at Naas in Ireland. The juvenile filly is by Storm Cat out of champion Serena's Song.

  • Millionaire Lu Ravi Retired

    Lu Ravi fell just short of attaining her grade I goal when she finished second to Gourmet Girl in the April 8 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park. Now with $1,819,781 in earnings, eight stakes wins, and three second-place finishes in grade I races, trainer Carl Bowman and owner Yoshio Fujita have retired the 6-year-old mare.

  • Champion Chilukki Retired; Will Be Bred to Storm Cat

    Chilukki, who won an Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old filly of 1999 for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable, has been retired and will be bred to leading sire Storm Cat. Trainer Bob Baffert said the decision to retire the daughter of Cherokee Run was made by the McNairs after some filling was detected in an ankle just before Baffert left for Dubai, where he captured the March 24 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with Mike Pegram's Captain Steve.