Stormy Atlantic (Storm Cat–Hail Atlantis, by Seattle Slew) has been pensioned from stud duty, Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Friday.
The Arthur Appleton homebred won six of his 15 starts, including two stakes, and earned $148,126 before retiring to stud at Bridlewood Farm in his home state of Florida. He stood his first three seasons there before moving to Hill 'n' Dale in Kentucky.
The 27-year-old stallion is responsible for 109 black-type winners and 48 graded winners. His eight Grade I/Group 1 winners include champion and two-time GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint S. winner Stormy Liberal; Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds; and Sovereign Award winner El Tormenta.
“Stormy Atlantic has been generous to Hill 'n' Dale and his shareholders. I would like to thank George Isaacs from Bridlewood for showing the confidence in us for moving Stormy Atlantic from Ocala. He was truly an important sire, whose influence will endure,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill 'n' Dale Farms.