Got Stormy

BC Workers Out in Full Force at Churchill

MGISW War of Will (War Front) kicked off the Breeders' Cup action Friday morning at Churchill Downs. With jockey Declan Carroll in the irons, the bay went in fractions of :11.60, :23.40, :34.80 and :46.80. They galloped out six furlongs in 1:12.20, seven furlongs in 1:24.80 and a mile in 1:38.40, according to Churchill Downs clocker John Nichols. War of Will has made all three of his starts this season on turf, most recently finishing third in the GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile, but is being pointed for the GI Breeders'...

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Got Stormy Up In Time in Franklin County

Making just her second lifetime appearance in a true one-turn race and trying a distance as short as 5 1/2 furlongs for the first time in career start number 25, the classy Got Stormy (Get Stormy) needed every inch of the Keeneland stretch, but was shoved across the line by Tyler Gaffalione to win Friday's GIII Buffalo Trace Franklin County S. Got Stormy broke outward at the start, bothering Chalon (Dialed In) to her outside, and settled near the back of the field through the opening exchanges. Not rushed into...

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Get Stormy Stays Sprinting at Keeneland

Gary Barber's Got Stormy (Get Stormy) cuts even farther back to the shortest distance of her career in Friday's GIII Buffalo Trace Franklin County S. over 5 1/2 turfy furlongs at Keeneland. Twice a Grade I winner going a mile last term and second behind fellow female and last Saturday's GI First Lady S. heroine Uni (GB) (More Than Ready) in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile, the Mark Casse pupil failed to find her best form through the first half of 2020. She was fourth at 1-5 in the GIII...

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Got Stormy Returns to Winning Ways in KYD Ladies Turf Sprint

After winning two Grade Is last year, Got Stormy had a hard time finding the wire first this season, but finally returned to the winner's circle Saturday at Kentucky Downs. Rushing up to contest the pace in the initial strides, the heavy favorite was shuffled back to fifth through a :22.54 opening quarter and :46.27 half-mile. Searching for running room turning for home, the chestnut swung out four wide in the lane and charged clear in the final sixteenth for an authoritative victory. "We always felt that way [that she'd...

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Uni and Got Stormy Meet Again in Fourstardave

Champion Uni (More Than Ready) and MGISW Got Stormy (Get Stormy) continue their rivalry Saturday as they look to continue dominating their male counterparts in Saratoga's GI Fourstardave H. The two chestnuts met for the first time in last year's renewal of this event, in which Got Stormy was a 2 1/2-length victress over the re-opposing Raging Bull (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) with Uni in third. After that Got Stormy went to the GI Woodbine Mile, hoping to follow in the famous hoofprints of fellow Mark Casse trainee Tepin (Bernstein),...

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‘Stormy’ Outlook in the Poker

The only female in Belmont's GIII Poker S. field Saturday, Gary Barber's Got Stormy (Get Stormy) enters the eight-furlong test packing top credentials as one of only two Grade I winners in the field of nine. Victorious in last summer's De La Rose S. against fillies at Saratoga, she returned a week later to score by 2 1/2 lengths over the boys in the GI Fourstardave H. Not ducking anyone when second in the GI Woodbine Mile and GI Breeders' Cup Mile last fall, she came from off the pace...

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Saturday’s Belmont Headliner is Brown’s ‘Game’ to Lose

Chad Brown saddles a trio so strong in Belmont's GI Just a Game S. Saturday that it would be quite surprising if he does not take home his fourth straight renewal of the event. Leading the Brown contingent is Uni (GB) (More Than Ready), who makes her first start of 2020 after a championship 2019 season. Winner of the 2018 GI Matriarch S., the chestnut kicked off last term with a win in the Perfect Sting S. over course and distance June 29 and was third to the re-opposing Got...

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Got Stormy, Rushing Fall Kick Off Belmont Graded Action in Beaugay

It won't take long for the stars to come out at the abbreviated Belmont spring/summer meet, as multiple Grade I winners Got Stormy (Get Stormy) and Rushing Fall (More Than Ready) headline a stout six-horse field in Wednesday's opening-day feature at Big Sandy, the GIII Beaugay S. Third at 21-1 behind Rushing Fall in the GI Coolmore Jenny Wiley S. last spring at Keeneland, Gary Barber's Got Stormy developed into a turf terror over the summer, capturing the De La Rose S. Aug. 3 at Saratoga and famously coming back...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YO Catalogue Online

A total of 550 juveniles have been catalogued for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium. Both sessions will begin at 11 a.m. ET. The online catalogue may be viewed here. Print catalogues will be available beginning June 8. Under-tack shows will take place Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26 and will kick off at 8 a.m. ET. "Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training has produced more Grade I winners than any other U.S. 2-year-old sale in...

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Crestwood Heeding Breed’s Needs in Stormy Times

When this whole thing is over, some kind of reset seems inevitable: certain priorities renewed, others revised. And perhaps, with an abrupt end looming to the relentless bull run in the bloodstock market, commercial breeders might begin to dig slightly deeper foundations for their broodmares. In recent times, they have been increasingly prepared to risk a mare's long-term viability by choosing her mates according to short-term market fads. Once that market plunges, however, it's all downside. The far-sighted breeder, as such, will surely seek to ride out the storm by...

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River Boyne Over Got Stormy by a Head in Kilroe Mile

River Boyne continued to rack up wins over the Santa Anita turf course, scoring for the eighth time in Arcadia after sneaking inside of favorite Got Stormy late. Hugging the fence from fourth under a snug hold, River Boyne inched slightly closer and into the pocked after a :46.49 half prompted by Got Stormy. Forced to wait for clear sailing as pacesetter Kingly (Tapit) faded in front of him, he worked his way off the rail to avoid that foe before diving back inside to snatch victory from the public's...

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Got Stormy Back Against the Boys in Kilroe

Five-year-old filly Got Stormy (Get Stormy), who turned in one of the best turf performances of 2019 when she bested the boys in Saratoga's GI Fourstardave H. in August, returns to open company for Saturday's GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. at Santa Anita. Subsequently second in the GI Woodbine Mile Sept. 14, she again completed the exacta as the favorite behind eventual champion turf female Uni (GB) (More Than Ready) in the course-and-distance GI Breeders' Cup Mile Nov. 2. She annexed the GI Matriarch S. at Del Mar Dec....

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