Get Stormy, a leading sire at Crestwood Farm died unexpectedly on March 6, at the age of 16 from what is believed to be a cardiac event. Get Stormy, a son of Stormy Atlantic, bred and owned by Mary A. Sullivan, raced under the name Sullimar Stables. Get Stormy, trained by Tom Bush had a long successful campaign which included 7 Graded Stakes wins. Racing until the age of 6, Get Stormy was a three-time Grade 1 Winner, winning the Marker’s Mark Mile (G1), Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S. (G1), Gulfstream Park Turf H. (G1). From 31 career starts, he compiled a record of 11-5-4 and earned $1,606,812.
“Get Stormy was an amazing racehorse, and came to us with all the credentials and a tremendous following. He was such a great physical, and was a pleasure to be around. He was poised to become a top sire, as his best bred crops have yet to race. We are sorry and shocked; he is a great loss to our farm and Storm Cat’s legacy” said Pope McLean of Crestwood Farm.
Get Stormy was popular his first year at stud when he arrived at Crestwood Farm, breeding 120 mares in his first season. Get Stormy’s first crop included Graded Stakes Winner FIFTY FIVE, a 9 time stakes winner, earning $1,088,288 and was named NY Champion Three Year Old Filly in 2017 and NY Champion Turf Female in 2019. Also from Get Stormy’s first crop, was Multiple Graded Stakes Winner, STORM THE HILL.
Get Stormy’s most prolific runner, the Multiple Grade 1 Winning filly, GOT STORMY with earnings of $2,468,403. She won the Fourstardave (G1) in 2019 and again in 2021. In GOT STORMY’s initial win of the Fourstardave (G1), she set a new course record completing 1 Mile in 1:32, while defeating males at Saratoga Race Course. In December of 2019, GOT STORMY won her second Grade 1 stake in the Matriarch S. (G1) at Del Mar.
As of March 5, 2022, Get Stormy is the sire of 229 starters, 123 winners, 6 Graded Stakes Winners GOT STORMY (G1), FIFTY FIVE (G3), GET SMOKIN (G2), STORM THE HILL (G3), GO NONI GO (G3), GETMOTHERAROSE (G3) and a total of 11 black-type winners and total progeny earnings of $12,188,748.