Storm Cat was a relatively small stallion who produced medium build foals but they were/are known to be feisty S.O.B.'s. I know - my Stable bought a son of Henny Hughes who is a cross to Storm Cat at the third generation. One other special note is that as good as Storm Cat proved to be in the end, he was doubted when his first crop of foals came through the auction ring much smaller than average for top sires. There was one Texas cowgirl in the Keeneland sales pavilion back in 1990 who liked what she saw - offset knees and all - and ended up buying a filly to be named Joy's Baby and recorded the very first of 180 stakes winners for the sire, over 100 of those in Graded company! That cowgirl is Diamond D Ranch's very own (and current Saturday Racing Stable bloodstock advisor) Caroline Dodwell. Please note the amazing stats below and follow the link to read more about his stellar stud career and lasting impressions.
Storm Cat facts 1983, dk. b. or br. h., Storm Bird—Terlingua, by Secretariat
Breeder: W. T. Young Storage, Inc.
Owner: W. T. Young
Trainer: Jonathan Sheppard
Race record: 8-4-3-0, $570,610
Stakes wins: 1985 Young America S. (G1)
Stakes placings: 2nd in 1985 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)
Honors at stud: Leading sire (1999, 2000); leading broodmare sire (2012);
leading juvenile sire(1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004)
Foals: 1,452 Starters: 1,110 Winners: 807 Wins: 2,340Stakes winners: 180 (12%)
Graded/group stakes winners: 108
Earnings: $128,085,381Average earnings per starter: $115,392