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GET STORMY – Thoroughbred Daily News, Proven Value Sire, February 21, 2020

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

GET STORMY (Stormy Atlantic–Foolish Girl by Kiri’s Clown), $7,500 Crestwood

From Chris McGrath, TDN Kentucky Sires Series, February 21, 2020

Last year he was favoured by the most helpfully named of advertisements in dual Grade I scorer Got Stormy, a $23,000 yearling ($45,000 2-year-old) who broke the Saratoga track record as the first female winner of the GI Fourstardave H. in 1:32 flat, besides also finishing second in the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile. But Get Stormy is no one-trick pony, with four other graded-stakes performers in 2019 headed by dual Grade I-placed Clyde’s Image, himself a $24,000 yearling.

Though he is viewed absolutely as a turf sire, I have a bit of a crackpot theory about Get Stormy. Physically he has all the bone and power you seek in a dirt horse and it might be wrong to typecast him at what remains an early stage of his career. Last year 71 of his 106 starters raced on turf; but this group accounted only for 26 of his 48 winners (leaving 22 winners from the remaining 35). Similar story in 2018: 75 of 114 starters raced on turf, but included basically only half his total winners at 27 out of 53 (leaving 26 winners from the other 39). Even allowing for the fact that some of these others scored on synthetics, I just have a feeling that he’s not being given adequate opportunity on dirt.

Get Stormy himself certainly carried his speed relentlessly, the premier hallmark of dirt racing, having made the running for all three of his Grade I wins. Obviously the Storm Cat line is associated with versatility and while there’s plenty of grass in his pedigree, it’s a healthy mix overall: his damsire is by Foolish Pleasure, for instance, and his sire’s dam is by Seattle Slew. In terms of sheer quality, moreover, he also carries Claiborne champion and matriarch Moccasin 4×5. Anyhow that constitution of his (won graded stakes four years running) would be worth replicating for any discipline of racing.

So let’s forget prescribing any rules for Get Stormy and just recognize how he’s upgrading the limited material he can expect at this level of the market. Got Stormy herself, for instance, is out of a $4,500 Malabar Gold mare who raced in Puerto Rico.

Just imagine what Get Stormy might achieve with the mares lavished, at more industrial farms, on newcomers who will never make the grade. As it is, he is in excellent hands; and last year already expanded his book from 47 to 86. And that was before his first big star had remotely hit her full stride.

The barometer says Stormy, but that means a sunny outlook for breeders.


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FIRING LINE YEARLING BRINGS $150K AT FASIG-TIPTON KY OCTOBER

Category : FIRING LINE , News , Sales News

HIP 1129, 2019 Fasig-Tipton KY October Yearling Sale

Firing Line was represented at the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling sale by HIP 1129, a filly out of the Street Cry (IRE) mare, Red River Jane, who sold for $150,000.  The Firing Line filly was bought by JCE Racing / Travis Durr, out of the Eaton Sales consignment.    


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MULTIPLE GRADE 1 WINNER HEART TO HEART RETIRES TO CRESTWOOD FARM

Heart to Heart, a multiple Grade 1 winner and 11-time graded stakes winner by English Channel, will take up his new career as a stallion at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm for the upcoming breeding season. He will stand his first year at stud for $5,000 live foal and is in the “Share the Upside” program.

“Heart to Heart is the racehorse we should all aspire to breed and race,” said Crestwood Farm’s Robert Keck. “He was precocious, fast, versatile, and sound. He had miler-speed, an amazing pedigree, and is a flawless physical. He has everything to be a top sire of fast and sound runners.”

Among the most consistent and sound performers in recent history, Heart to Heart registered an amazing 18 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures. From 2014 through 2018, he captured 11 graded stakes events at six different racetracks, earning $2,035,090. He was named Sovereign Award champion 3-year-old male in his native Canada in 2014.

He recorded the biggest wins of his career in 2018, scoring back-to-back Grade 1 victories in the Maker’s Mark 46 Mile Stakes at Keeneland and the 1 1/8-mile Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park, both in wire-to-wire fashion. He just missed a third straight Grade 1 win in the Shoemaker Mile on the west coast.

Heart to Heart was not only durable but precocious and versatile. As a 2-year-old he won first time out at 5 1/2 furlongs, romping by 8 1/4 lengths at Arlington Park. He would win races from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, winning 15 of his 41 career starts and is retiring sound. He was trained by Brian Lynch.

By champion English Channel, an elite sire of nine Grade 1 winners, six champions, and five millionaires, Heart to Heart is produced from the winning Silver Deputy mare Ask the Question and hails from the female family of Grade 1 winner Chart the Stars.

Bred by Red Hawk Ranch and owned by Terry Hamilton, Heart to Heart will stand at Crestwood Farm, where he joins the roster with Firing Line, Get Stormy, Jack Milton, and Texas Red.


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CHAD BROWN BUYS $115K GET STORMY YEARLING AT SARATOGA

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Hip 595, 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York Bred Sale

Get Stormy was represented by a six figure yearling at the recently concluded Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling sale.  The yearling by Get Stormy was sold to Chad Brown, for White Birch Farm (Peter Brant) for $115,000. The colt is a full sibling to Nantucket Red (Earnings of $133,572), out of Scarlett Madeleine, a daughter of Champion Handicap Mare, Escena. 


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GOT STORMY BLITZES COURSE RECORD IN G1-FOURSTARDAVE!

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Off just one weeks rest after winning the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose Stakes at Saratoga; The Crestwood Farm homebred, by Get Stormy, demolished the course record at Saratoga and beat the males in winning the G1-Fourstardave Handicap! Read more here:

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/235173/got-stormy-blitzes-to-course-record-in-fourstardave


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GOT STORMY DOMINATES AT SARATOGA

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Got Stormy earned her 4th stakes victory as she pulled away from her competition to win the Fasig Tipton De La Rose in near course record time.  Got Stormy  won by 4 lengths finishing the mile in 1:33.15.  Got Stormy was bred, foaled, raised and sold by Crestwood Farm. 

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FIRST FIRING LINE YEARLINGS SELL WELL AT FASIG-TIPTON JULY

Category : FIRING LINE , News , Stallions

The Fasig-Tipton July sale was represented by two Firing Line Yearlings.  The first Firing Line was HIP 122, a Firing Line colt out of the mare Alexandria J.  The colt was sold to Redwings  for $110,000.  The second Firing Line to go through the ring was a filly out of Ever Nice (ARG) bred by eclipse award winning breeder Clearsky Farm.  She also sold to Redwings for $50,000.


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JACK MILTON SIX-FIGURE 2YO SALES

Category : JACK MILTON , News , Stallions

Hip 558 2019 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2 Y O in Training sale

Jack Milton was represented by two six figure two year olds at recent sales.

During the Fasig-Tipton May Sale, a two year old colt by Jack Milton out of the multiple stakes placed mare, Ultimate Class, brought $115,000.  Steve Young was the agent who purchased the two year old colt after breezing a snappy 1/8 Mile in :10.1

At the OBS June two year old sale Team Casse bought the two year old filly by Jack Milton out of Ms Delfy.  Team Casse went to $110,000 to secure the filly who breezed 1/4 Mile in :21.0.


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FIFTY FIVE WINS 6TH STAKES

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Fifty Five wins her 6th stake overall and 4th consecutive stake as she defeats a field of 11 in the $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes at Belmont Park.  Fifty Five settled mid-pack and closed to win clear by 1 length as the odds on favorite.  Fifty five completed the 1 Mile on a firm turf course in 1:34.09. 

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FIFTY FIVE WINS PLENTY OF GRACE S. IN 2019 DEBUT

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Fifty Five returned to the races off a 6 month vacation to extend her win streak to three consecutive stakes victories.  Fifty Five was the odds on favorite and closed “full of run” according to the Equibase chart and kept going with good energy to win clear.  Fifty Five won by 1 3/4 lengths and completed the mile in 1:36.10.

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