Stormy Business was purchased to be competitive as a sire here in Minnesota. He stands locally for mare owners who want to breed to a strong pedigreed Storm Cat line sire, but do not want to ship their mares and foals to other states for breeding. He is an exceptional alternative for breeding in Minnesota.
Now with 31 foals from 5 crops, he has 24 starters and 16 winners. The 16 winners from 24 starters is very solid (67%), and so are his 16 winners from 31 total foals (52%). Not only are those percentages competitive in Minnesota but elsewhere. Now for the 3rd year in a row, Stormy Business leads all 2015 standing Minnesota sires in “Minnesota Bred” winners and earnings! His foals have also generated more Minnesota Bred winners and earnings than any other sire in North America over the last three years!
For Newer Owners, Tip Number 1:
Why are actual “Minnesota Bred” winners and earnings important? Because it proves that Stormy’s stud ability equates to success at Canterbury Park. Canterbury is the only place in the world where you can run MN breds in "State Restricted Races" for big money purses ($32,500 for Maiden Special Weights)! You see, every track is unique, from the speeds generated to the racing surfaces. Canterbury has a generally faster dirt racing surface and a turf course which many racetracks do not.
For Newer Owners, Tip Number 2:
Stormy’s versatility has produced “Minnesota Bred” sprint winners, route distance winners, juvenile 2 year old winners, older horse winners, stakes winners, a 2 year old race record setting Black Type Stakes winner and very importantly turf surface winners. It’s almost unheard of to accomplish this “proof” of versatility with only 24 starters!
For Newer Owners, Tip Number 3:
Versatile horses allow owners and trainers to fully utilize multiple conditions. They can find good races for their horses, but not if they can only sprint, or only route, or only run on dirt, for example. This is extraordinarily valuable to owners looking to establish an "economically effective stable" in Minnesota, and versatility makes Stormy’s foal success probabilities just that much greater.
For All Owners, Tip Number 4:
Don’t miss his two yearlings (HIPs 76 & 77) being sold in the August 17, 2015 MTA sale.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.