Get Stormy (Stormy Atlantic–Foolish Gal, by Kiri's Clown), a three-time Grade I winner and leading sire at Crestwood Farm, died unexpectedly Sunday at the age of 16 from what is believed to be a cardiac event, Crestwood reported Monday.
Bred and owned by Mary A. Sullivan, who races under the name Sullimar Stables, Get Stormy was trained by Tom Bush had a long, successful career that included seven graded stakes wins. Racing until the age of six, Get Stormy captured the GI Maker's Mark Mile S., GI Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S. and GI Gulfstream Park Turf H. 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,” said Crestwood's Pope McLean. “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.”
Get Stormy was popular when he arrived at Crestwood Farm in 2013, breeding 120 mares in his first season. His first crop included Fifty Five, a nine-time stakes winner and millionaire who was named New York-Bred Champion Three-Year-Old Filly in 2017 and New York-Bred Champion Turf Female in 2019. Also hailing from Get Stormy's first crop was multiple graded stakes winner Storm the Hill.
Get Stormy's most prolific progeny so far is multiple Grade I-winning filly Got Stormy. An earner of $2,468,403, the chestnut defeated males in Saratoga's GI Fourstardave H. in 2019 and again in 2021, setting a new course record of one mile in 1:32 flat in the former victory. 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 total progeny earnings of $12,188,748.