Multiple Grade I Winner, Grade I Producer, Get Stormy Dies


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Get stormy (Stormy Atlantic–Foolish Gal, by Kiri’s Clown), a three-time Grade I winner and leading sire at Crestwood Farm, died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 16 of a suspected cardiac event, Crestwood reported Monday.

Bred and owned by Mary A. Sullivan, who races under the Sullimar Stables name, Get Stormy was trained by Tom Bush and had a long, successful career that included seven graded stakes wins. Get Stormy raced until the age of six, conquering the GI Maker’s Mark Mile S., the GI Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S., and the GI Gulfstream Park Turf H. He posted a record of 11-5-4 from 31 career starts and earned $1,606,812.

“Get Stormy was a fantastic racehorse and came to us with all the credentials and a massive following. He was such a great body and a pleasure to be around,” said Crestwood’s Pope McLeahn. “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 the Storm Cat legacy.”

Get Stormy was popular when he arrived at Crestwood Farm in 2013 and bred 120 mares in his first season. His first crop included Fifty Five, a nine-time stakes winner and millionaire who was named the 2017 New York-Bred Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and the 2019 New York-Bred Champion Turf Female. Also from Get Stormy’s first crop was multiple Graded Stakes winner Storm the Hill.

Get Stormy’s most prolific offspring to date is multi-Grade I winning filly Got Stormy. The bay, who earned $2,468,403, defeated the men in Saratoga’s GI Fourstardave H. in 2019 and again in 2021 and set a new course record of a mile in 1:32 in the earlier win. The Mark Casse trainee added another top-level triumph in the 2019 GI Matriarch S. at Del Mar.

As of this writing, Get Stormy is the sire of 123 winners from 230 runners, six Graded Stakes winners, 11 Black Type winners and a total offspring profit of $12,188,748.

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