El Nino Stallions Merlo Downs Stud Breeding Thoroughbreds Horse Racing Industry Jeff Marlow Hatton Vale Queensland Australia

El Nino (USA) - Storm Cat (USA) – Bay Harbor USA) by Forty Niner

El Nino Stallion Profile

EL NINO is a GRADE 2 Sprinter, son of THE CHAMPION SIRE OF SIRES, STORM CAT (highest ever service fee at US$500,000).

The STORM CAT dynasty is represented in Australia by these successful sons:

TALE OF THE CAT (REAL SAGA - $954,950)

HENNESSY (GRAND ARMEE - $3,780,167)

STATUE OF LIBERTY (HAY LIST - $1,656,325)

EL NINO has proven his value at stud with 24 Individual Winners from 37 Runners,(69% Winners to Runners) and BLACK TYPE in his first USA crop, with Senor Rain (8 Wins. 2 at 2.  $397,750),STAKES placing six times, 3 at 2 years, and SACRED ROMANCE, and  Multiple STAKES  winner, DE JORGE, (9 Wins) who gave her elite International Stakes opponents a galloping lesson, winning by 8 lengths over 1200m in the Sprinters Mares International Cup.

His progeny are very fast, front runners from 900m Sprints to 1700m middle distance.

 

 STORM CAT’S ability to produce good sires amongst his minor Stakes sons is a testimony to his potent gene pool, just one example, such as Listed Winner, STORMY ATLANTIC, Sire of 96 SW’rs.  There are dozens more sons at stud that were less accomplished race performers, yet still prolific producers of winners and Stakes winners.  Lion Hearted did not win at Stakes level, yet he has sired 15 SW'rs.  Full brother to GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, Freud was only Stakes placed, yet he is amongst the Leading Sires in New York with 22 SW'rs.
STORM CAT'S broodmare daughters have produced 135 STAKES WINNERS including 5 CHAMPIONS.


WHEN STORM CAT retired to stud in 1988, managers at his owner’s Overbrook Farm struggled to sell seasons at his advertised stud fee of $30,000. Fourteen years later, his official fee soared to $500,000, the highest advertised stud fee in Thoroughbred breeding history.
STORM CAT, a descendant of SECRETARIAT, commanded a $500,000 stud fee for six straight years, and has produced 110 Stakes Winners and progeny earnings of over $148 Million.
 
STORM CAT - Sire of CHAMPIONS:-
-GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (European Cartier Horse of the Year, Champion Colt in England and Ireland),                                                           winning 5 consecutive GROUP 1's.          
- Daughters, STORM FLAG FLYING, SWEET CATOMINE, HEART SHAPED and DENEBOLA – all Champion 2 Year Old Fillies.
- ALJABR, HOLD THAT TIGER, ONE COOL CAT – all Champion 2 Year Old Colts in Europe,                                                                  ..…..and the list is very long.
 
LEGENDS live on.......
The 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale featured his last full crop, and marked STORM CAT'S departure from the commercial scene. Even in a dreadful economy the big players turned out and snapped up his yearlings, starting with the sales-topper - a leggy, well-built colt at $2.05 million.
STORM CAT'S final three foals were born last year. 

He died at age 30 in April this year, Sire of 110 STAKES WINNERS, and the 462 of his yearlings sold at public auction brought more than $319 million - 91sold for over $1,000,000.
  


Race Career

EL NINO was a fast front runner, leading in all of his races.  He was capable of a 21-second opening quarter-mile speed ( 10.5 secs. for 200m)

He led all the way to victory at Keenlands, Churchhill Downs and Oaklawn, posting just 0.26 outside the fastest 1300m time for the year at Churchill Downs – with a 3-length margin win.

He STAKES-placed at Saratoga (Gr2), Churchill Downs and Arlington (on turf).
 

Race Record

15 Starts:  3 Wins - 4 seconds - 3 Thirds

 
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 3 0 1 0 $8,886
3 12 3 3(2) 1(1) $144,963
Totals 15 3 4(2) 1(1) $153,849


Won At 3: An allowance race at Churchhill Downs ($58,000, 6.5f in 1:15.74, by 3 lengths, dftg. Burrowing Owl, Court Folly, Menasha, Deputy G, British Attitude, Liquoreux, J Town).
An allowance race at Keenlands ($54,000, 7f in 1:23.27, by 33/4 lengths, dftg. Garibaldi, Regent Spirit, Stalwartly, Mt. Splendor, Regal Minister).
A maiden special weight race at Oaklawn Park ($33,700, 6f in 1:10.96, by 31/2 lengths, dftg. Elusive Josh, Iftheshoefits, Favorite Jazz, Glacier Cat, Smoke Chamber, On Common Ground, Wheel Man, Pure Thunder, The Bell Tolls, Border Agent, El Cyclone).
2nd Forestry H ( 8f, to Bright One, dftg. Hallowed Flag, Spotsgone, Doctor Decherd).
Awad S (8f, turf, to Equal Opportunity, dftg. High Adventure, Four Boy Sham, Devilofarush).
3rd Amsterdam S (GrII, 6.5f, to Court Folly, Songster, dftg. Noonmark).


Progeny .....see our News page for first Australian foals

Winners to Runners Worldwide :- 48 Runners - 32 Indvidual Winners, 1 STAKES Winner + 2 STAKES placed.

EL NINO sired his FIRST 2 YO WINNER from his first USA crop when his son Senor Rain (now 12 wins US$428,990) scored at Del Mar Aug 12th. 2011. Senor Rain won by 3 1/2 lengths, eased down, in the 1200m Metropolitan race at Del Mar, USA. He STAKES placed on 12/09/2011 in the C B Afflerbaugh STAKES over 1400m.

12 JULY, 2014. Black Type son of EL NINO, Senor Rain broke a 1400m Track Record in Californian yesterday, running 1:22.42, in super-fast sectionals, taking his wins to a total of 7 wins from 1100m-1400m.
His race record boasts 29 starts, finishing in the top three 20 times.

SENOR RAIN  (pictured above)

 FIRST STAKES WINNER - DE JORGE in September, 2013 (pictured below)

 DE JORGE (pictured above) winning the 2013 La Rinconada Copa Sprinters - Hembras L, 1200m (Sprinter Mares International Cup, S.)  in La Gala Hipica de Caracas, an International, Invitational Sprint race for mares in South America.  She won 9 races, 5 at STAKES level.

The race had 5 USA mares, representing several countries and the best sprinters in Venezuela for a record of 18  mares for the first time in history in Venezuela for 1200 meters.    She led all the way to win by 8 lengths, defeating her 17 opponents in dominating style.

RUNNERS:

DE JORGE (VEN) 2009 (F. by El Nino-Towering Susan) 9 Wins including the La Rinconada Copa Sprinters - Hembras L, .(1200m) by 8 lengths, 1st  La Rinconada Clasico Tapatapa (Gr3),  Copa El Corsario L,(1300m), Copa Pensilvania (L), 1300m.,  Copa Front Stage (L), 1300m, 3rd International Classic Sprint for Mares L., (1200m)  

SENOR RAIN  - 13 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m – 1600m to 2012, US$397,750, 2d Hollywood Harry Henson S., L, Fairplex CB Afflerbaugh S., L, Hoosier Indiana Futurity, L, Indiana Downs Governor's S., L, 3d Hollywood Real Quiet S., L, Golden Gate California Derby, L, 4th Indiana Downs Snack S., L.
SACRED ROMANCE - 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m in 2012, 2d Prairie Meadows Bob Bryant S., L.
Maengsan Horangi - 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2000m to 2013

This is She - 11 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2015.

Good Harbour - 11 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m to 2016.
Doppler Radar 9 wins to 1050m to 2014.
Indy el Nino - 8 wins at 1600m – 1800m to 2013.
Aziforcast - 7 wins at 1200m to 1700m to 2015.
My Tee Time - 7 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2015. TRACK RECORD for 1100m at Suffolk Downs in August, 2014. Time 1:03.45, won by 11 lengths, leading all the way.
The Boy From Roy - 5 wins at 1100, 1200m to 2014.
Heart to Me - 4 wins from 1000m to 1600m to 2014.
Copper Coin. Winner at 1000m in 2015-16, 2d Rockhampton JC Griffin Builders H., Hemingway at G&E Sturgiss H., 3d BRC Channel 7 P.

Ninette Kan . 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m to 2015-16, Rockhampton JC Reid Liquor H., 2016 XXXX Winter Carnival H., 3d Rockhampton JC NAB Agribusiness H., Toohey's New H.-twice.
Little Marie - 4 wins at 1300m, 1400m to 2013.
Whispers Promise - 3 wins from 1300m to 1700m to 2013
Buck the System . Winner at 2 in 2014-15.
Karaharaga . Winner at 1200m in 2015-16.
La Nina Bien - 2 wins at 1200m to 2014.
Joy Rising - 2 wins at 1100, 1200m to 2013
Surprise Me - 2 wins at 1100m in 2013.
Ziva Cat - 2 wins at 1100, 1200m to 2013.
Perdida la Mente - Winner at 2 at 1000m in 2014 
London Gold - Winner at 1200m in 2013.
La Nina Brava - Winner at 1200m in 2013
Acallforjoe - Winner at 900m in 
Elmoleat - Winner in 2015 at 1100m.                                                                                                                                          My Hot Date (USA) 2009- Winner in 2014 at 1200m
Nolo - Placed in 2013.
Storm Current - Placed in 2013
Call Me Baby (USA) 2011 - Place in 2015 at 1000m 



 

 

Recent Winners

15 February, 2017

Relnino, 3 yo daughter of EL NINO (STORM CAT) jumped quickly and surged to the lead from Barrier 10 to break her Maiden and win $21,000 in prizemoney for her connections at Townsville yesterday.
Relnino fought off a challenger in the straight to claim victory with a gutsy win over the 1200m UBET QTIS Three-Years-Old Maiden Handicap.
Congratulations to winning owners, Trainer Zoe Hohn, and a great ride by apprentice, Quayde Krogh.

 

12 December, 2016

New winner for EL NINO, El Gradino, 3 yo gelding out of Grading, led all the way to win the RAY WHITE GRACEMERE QTIS Three-Years-Old Maiden Handicap (1200 METRES) at Rockhampton on Saturday. El Gradino has earned back to back QTIS bonuses, with Saturdays 3.3 Length win following on from running 2nd (beaten 0.2 L) at Mackay in a QTIS Maiden on 1 December. Congratulations to the winning owners, who bred the youngster, winning Trainer Denis Schultz and apprentice, Rhiannon Payne!!

1 November, 2016

El Nino's Bambino lead from barrier to winning post in the TAB REWARDS MAIDEN (1000m) at Ballina on Saturday. Congratulations to winning owner Conrad Murphy, Trainer, Fred Adams, and jockey, Jag Guthmann-Chester!

15th October, 2016

 Ninette Kan (EL NINO - Scoot Kan) ran a gallant second, judged by a photo finish, in the CARLY-MAE PYE MEMORIAL BenchMark 70 Handicap (1050 m) on 15/10/16.

 Ninette Kan showed her class in a strong field of contenders in the Benchmark 70.

 She commanded the lead early from Barrier 8 and lead the field to a gutsy fight to the finish, just nabbed in the last stride by Pantalettes, the winner of 5 races, including wins at Eagle Farm and Ipswich Turf Club.

 Though disappointing for connections of Ninette Kan, it was a fitting win for Pantalette's trainer, Tim Cook, partner of jockey Carly-Mae Pye who tragically died after a fall in a track gallop last year.  

PHOTO: Last bound before the winning post - Ninette Kan still just in front of Pantelette, before being nabbed on the line to run second at Rockhampton on 15 October.

Last bound before the winning post-Ninette Kan still just in front of Pantalettes

8th October, 2016

Ninette Kan Breaks Class Record to break her opponents winning streak!

Ninette Kan (EL NINO - Scoot Kan) broke the CLASS RECORD when she won the Benchmark 60 1100m at Mackay last Saturday, defeating Whitehouse Affair, who was chasing her 4th straight win.

 Ninette Kan took the lead and looked strong to the finish, winning by 1.3 lengths. She has won 5 races and placed 6 times for her owner Deidre Milne. Congratulations to Deidre, Trainer, Allan Jenkinson, and jockey, David Hayse.

WATCH RACE HERE: https://www.facebook.com/lea.marlow.7/videos/1271144419602664/?l=7980715113034100248

September, 2016.

Karaharaga made it 2 from 2, winning back to back on 10th September, 2016 and then again on the 17th September.   Congratulations to connections!

20 August, 2016.

Congratulations to Diedre Milne on Ninette Kans win at Kepple Bay races at Yeppoon on the weekend!

Ninette Kan notched up her 4th win on Saturday, with top weight of 60kg from barrier 10, to win by 7 lengths in the Benchmark 50, 1000m, ridden superbly by one of our favourite jockeys, Ashley Butler. Diedre bred the 4 yo mare, by EL NINO (STORM CAT) out of her mare Scoot Kan. Congratulations also to trainer, Allan Jenkinson.  

28/08/2015

Karaharaga became EL NINO's 3rd Australian winner from 4 runners, winning stylishly from barrier 9 in the 1200m QPS Investment Group Colts, Geldings and Entires Maiden Handicap at Beaudesert Race Club on 28/08/2015.

The handsome 3 year old gelding by EL NINO (STORM CAT) out of Crowned Love (Rory's Jester) started favourite on Friday, having flown home last start to finish an impressive third. He has had 4 starts for a win and a third place for the O'brien families and Trainer Tony Crane. Congratulations to all connections!

 

 

18 July, 2015

Two year old gelding Buck the System became EL NINO’s second winner from four Australian runners. 

 Winning his second only start from barrier 11, Buck the System bolted in the 1090m Raptis Pax QTIS Maiden Handicap, defeating his older opponents by 5 lengths on the weekend.   Buck the System is from Bucks Pearl (by Bucks Pride), and owned and bred by Kathy Hoffman, trained by Mary Hassam at Bundaberg. Congratulations to winning connections!

30 May, 2015

First Australian runner Ninette Kan broke her maiden to become her sires first Australian winner on May 30th.
The two year old filly from Scoot Kan (by Kanoot) defeated her older opponents in the Emerald JC Coaches Maiden H, 1200m to win convincingly. The tough little filly has raced 8 times at 2 years, missing prizemoney cheques by narrow margins at times, and her never-give-up attitude finally rewarded her owner and breeder, Deidre Milne with a well-deserved win, and her first winner in twenty years!

ARCHIVE WINS:

  08/05/15  Elmoleat (USA) 2011  1st Indiana Grand Maiden,  1100m

                  Senor Rain (USA) 2009 :- (40 Starts: 10 wins (2 at 2),16 placings)  1st Indiana Grand  1100m

04/05/2015

Good Harbour (USA) 2009 (Starts 39: 6 Wins,( 1 at 2) placed 10 times )   1st Finger Lakes Claiming, 900m. Won by 4 ¾ lengths after leading all the way

   01/05/2015

Ninette Kan (AUS) 2012 (F. by El Nino-Scoot Kan)  Beaten 1.3 lengths to run 5th from Barrier 11 at Mackay TC Daily Mercury Maiden H., A$13000 1200m  http://racevideo.com.au/thoroughbred/mackay/2015/05/01/mackay-race1-01-05-2015/

This is She (USA) 2010 ( 21 Starts: 9 Wins, 5 Placings)  1st Tampa Bay Claiming,  1100m, led all the way for her second win in a row, She hasn’t been unplaced in her last 7 starts, winning  6 of them .

To April, 2015

28/04/2015   Aziforcast (USA) 2010  2nd Indiana Grand Claiming, 1600m

19/04/2015

This is She ( 20 starts: 8wins, 5 placings) Led all the way to win by 1 ¾ Lengths over 1300m at Tampa Bay Claiming. She has not missed a place in her last 7 starts.

17/04/2015
SENOR RAIN (39 Starts: 9 Wins (2 at 2) also led all the way to victory at Santa Anita, 1600m

           To March,  2015

21/03/2015
Senor Rain (USA) 2009 - 3rd Santa Anita Claiming, US$26500 1400m earning US$3120
20/03/2015
Ninette Kan (AUS) 2012 (F. by El Nino-Scoot Kan) 4th Townsville TC Coalport Cash Store 2YO Maiden H., A$25000 1050m

08/06/2012

Senor Rain resumed his winning form at Santa Anita, USA on the weekend over 1400m by 3 ¾ lengths. From 37 career races, he has finished in the top three 23 times, with 8 wins (2 at 2 years), and 15 placings (4 times, 2 at 2 years, at STAKES level)

24/02/2015

This is She (USA)2010 - Led all the way to win by 4 1/2 lengths,  over the 1200m at Tampa Downs

22/02/2015
Good Harbour (USA) 2009 - 1st Aqueduct Claiming, US$20000 1200m 
21/02/2015
My Tee Time (USA) 2009 -  2nd Aqueduct 1200m

18/01/2015
Aziforcast (USA) 2010
(F. by El Nino-Azirandan) 1st Turfway Claiming, 1600m by 4 1/2 lengths

10/01/2015
Senor Rain (USA) 2009
(G. by El Nino-Make My Marq) 2nd Santa Anita Claiming, 1200m 


09/01/2015
This is She (USA) 2010
(F. by El Nino-Pace Mate) 1st Tampa Bay Claiming,  1200m. Led all the way to win by 4 1/2 lengths


02/01/2015
My Tee Time (USA) 2009
(F. by El Nino-Glitterball) 1st Aqueduct Claiming, 1200m. Led all the way to win by 6 3/4 lengths


31/12/2014
Aziforcast (USA) 2010
(F. by El Nino-Azirandan) 1st Turfway Claiming, 1600m. Led all the way to win by 6 lengths

30th August, 2014

DE JORGE - 15 Starts - 9 Wins.  3rd Gr2 Classic International Sprint (1200m) at La Rinconada, bolting fast from the gates to put 5 lengths between her opponents and herself, and stretching out her lead to 9 lengths under a tight hold by her jockey.

18 August, 2014.   Another STAKES win for DE JORGE

DE JORGE recently demolished her quality opposition, winning her 5th STAKES race last week.
The brilliant mare won the Copa Front Stage (L), 1300m at La Riconada by 4.5 lengths, after bolting from the gate and leading all the way, defeating winner of seven, FAST DIAMOND, in the slick time of 1:17.92secs.
The dominating win comes off a previous start victory at Stakes level in the Copa Pensilvania (L), 1300m.

22/08/2014

This is She won at Gulfstream Park by 4 ¾ lengths over 1200m.

03/08/2014
Elmoleat (USA) 2011
(G. by El Nino-Molitta) 2nd Ellis Maiden 1100m, First starter
This is She (USA) 2010
(F. by El Nino-Pace Mate) 1st Gulfstream Claiming, 1200m, 13:4-1-1

NEWS 13th JULY, 2014

12/07/2014. Black Type son of EL NINO, Senor Rain broke a 1400m Track Record in Californian yesterday, running 1:22.42, in super-fast sectionals, taking his wins to a total of 7 wins from 1100m-1400m.
His race record boasts 29 starts, finishing in the top three 20 times.

26 June, 2014 NEWS

 My Tee Time set a new Track Record for 1100m (1:03.45) winning by 11 lengths, having lead all the way in the Allowance (Metropolitan race) at Suffolk Downs. Coming off a previous start win by 8 ¾ lengths over the same distance, she has had 6 starts this year for 3 wins and 3 places, and earnings over US$63,000.  

Doppler Radar also produced back to back wins (leading all the way in each) to score his fifth career win (1000m – 1200m) and earnings over US$86,000 at Casino Racetrack on the weekend.  Fillies, Perdida la Mente, who missed the start, and Heart to Me both ran placings. At 2 years, Perdida la Mente won her Maiden at Hoosier Park in Metropolitan company, and Heart to Me (winner of 3 races, 1000m – 1600m) broke her Maiden at Churchill Downs over 1600m. 

 23/06/2014

My Tee Time (USA) 2009 (F. by El Nino-Glitterball)  1st Suffolk Downs, 1100m, set a new Track Record,  leading all the way to by 11 lengths, previous start won over 1100m by 8 ¾  lengths

22/06/2014

Heart to Me (USA) 2010

(F. by El Nino-Post Marked)        2nd Mountaineer Claiming, 1100m

21/06/2014

Doppler Radar (USA) 2009 (C. by El Nino-Ginny's Slewpy)  1st Mountaineer Claiming, 1000m Led all the way to win by 4 lengths, previous start led all the way to win by 1 ½  over 1100m

20/06/2014

Perdida la Mente (USA) 2010

(F. by El Nino-Jessica's Rescue)  3rd Indiana Grand Claiming, 1100m

07/06/2014

Doppler Radar (USA) 2009

(C. by El Nino-Ginny's Slewpy)   1st Mountaineer Claiming, 1100m

27/05/2014

La Nina Bien (USA) 2010

(F. by El Nino-Tamika Twentyfour)  1st Indiana Grand Claiming, US$17360 1200m

21/05/2014

My Tee Time (USA) 2009

(F. by El Nino-Glitterball)       1st Suffolk Allowance, US$18620 1100m

25/01/2014

My Tee Time (USA) 2009

(F. by El Nino-Glitterball)          1st Tampa Bay Claiming, 1100m 

25/11/2013

Doppler Radar (USA) 2009 (C. by El Nino-Ginny's Slewpy)  1st Mountaineer Claiming, 1000m 

Recent Stakes Results for Progeny

17/11/2013

De Jorge (VEN) 2009 (F. by El Nino-Towering Susan) 1st La Rinconada Copa El Corsario L, 1300m

17/11/2013

De Jorge (VEN) 2009   1st  La Rinconada Copa El Corsario L, 1300m by 4.5 lengths

02/11/2013

De Jorge  - 1st  La Rinconada Clasico Tapatapa (Gr3), 1200m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3MSA2tQAqE

 ( Previous win 30/08/2013. De Jorge -  1st La Rinconada Copa Sprinters - Hembras (Gr3), 1200m   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxLoxHJ4kYU  

 05/11/2013

The Boy From Roy (USA) 2009    1st Mountaineer Claiming,  1100m, led all the way to win by 2 ½ lengths eased down.

 04/11/2013

Heart to Me (USA) 2010    1st Mountaineer Claiming, 1000m, took a sit early to storm home and win by ½ length

 Doppler Radar (USA) 2009    2nd Mountaineer Claiming, 1000m, last start winner by 7 ¾ lengths, set the pace early and fought off the challenger to be beaten on the line by ¾ length

 03/11/2013

My Tee Time (USA) 2009              2nd Hawthorne Claiming,  1100m, beaten a neck.

11/10/2013

This is She (USA) 2010 (F. by El Nino-Pace Mate)         1st Calder Maiden Claiming, US$10420 1400m 

08/09/2013

Heart to Me (USA) 2010 (F. by El Nino-Post Marked)      1st Churchill Downs Maiden Claiming, US$14000 1600m earning US$8400

02/09/2013

Senor Rain (USA) 2009 (G. by El Nino-Make My Marq)   4th Hastings Express S. L, US$47445 1200m earning US$2847

31/08/2013

De Jorge (VEN) 2009(F. by El Nino-Towering Susan) 1st La Rinconada Copa Sprinters - Hembras L, 1200m

24/08/2013

Indy el Nino (USA) 2009 (F. by El Nino-Ghostly Gate)     1st Fairmount Claiming 1600m (6th Win from 7 Starts.)

Good Harbour (USA) 2009(G. by El Nino-Makewayforwendy  1st Mountaineer Allowance, US$25300 1200m

17/08/2013

Perdida la Mente (USA) 2010 (F. by El Nino-Jessica's Rescue)   4th Indiana Downs Allowance, US$38000 1100m 

The Boy From Roy (USA) 2009(C. by El Nino-Secret Aura)       1st Mountaineer Claiming, US$8400 1200m 

14/08/2013

La Nina Bien (USA) 2010 (F. by El Nino-Tamika Twentyfour)        1st Indiana Downs Maiden Claiming, US$14000 1200m 

26/07/2013

Indy el Nino (USA) 2009 (F. by El Nino-Ghostly Gate)     1st Fairmount Starter Optional Claiming, US$6500 1600m 

3 Runners - all winners:-

16/07/2013

Indy el Nino (USA) 2009 - 6 wins

(F. by El Nino-Ghostly Gate) 1st Fairmount 1600m. Has won 4 of her last 5 races - leads all the way. Won by 8 3/4 lengths. 

15/07/2013
Ziva Cat (USA) 2009
(F. by El Nino-Strike Away) 1st Indiana Downs 1100m

14/07/2013
De Jorge (VEN) 2009 - 5 wins
(F. by El Nino-Towering Susan) 1st La Rinconada Race, 1100m

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01/07/2013

London Gold (USA) 2010

(G. by El Nino-Black Medallion) 1st Indiana Downs Maiden Special Weight, US$32500 1200m

29/06/2013

Maengsan Horangi (USA) 2009 -5 wins

(C. by El Nino-Maya's Note) 1st Seoul Foreign class F1,1800m earning K$53900000

Indy el Nino (USA) 2009

(F. by El Nino-Ghostly Gate) 1st Fairmount Claiming, 1600m

26/06/2013

Aziforcast (USA) 2010

(F. by El Nino-Azirandan) 1st Indiana Downs Allowance, US$34500 1200m 

21/06/2013

Surprise Me (USA) 2009

(C. by El Nino-Katyroadpink) 1st Colonial Maiden  1100m earning

19/05/2013

Maengsan Horangi (USA) 2009

(C. by El Nino-Maya's Note) 1st Seoul Foreign class F1, K$105000000 2000m earning K$57750000

 De Jorge (VEN) 2009

(F. by El Nino-Towering Susan) 1st La Rinconada Race, 1100m

 

08/05/2013

Aziforcast (USA) 2010

(F. by El Nino-Azirandan) 1st Indiana Downs Maiden Optional 

 

ARCHIVE:

          AUGUST,2012
 Senor Rain (16 Starts - 4 Wins, 7 STAKES Placings) 4 wins – 2 at 2, STAKES placed at 2years :- 2nd FAIRPLEX CB AFFLERBAUGH S., HOOSIER INDIANA FUTURITY S.,(by a nose), 3rd GOLDEN GATE CALIFORNIAN DERBY S., At 3 years: 3rd REAL QUIET STAKES., 2nd HARRY HENSON. S., (by a nose) on turf.
His impressive 3rd in the REAL QUIET STAKES (1800m), at HOLLYWOOD PARK, he led the impressive field to run a game 3rd to the 5/2 favourite,GROUP 1 winner, LIAISON, who ran 6th in GROUP 1 KENTUCKY DERBY, May,2012. Senor Rains' connections had KENTUCKY DERBY aspirations for the him, but he proved over and again that he is a sprint distance runner up to 1700m.                                                                                                                                                                 11 AUGUST, 2012- Senor Rain  led all the way to win the  1200m Allowance at Hoosier Park on 11 August, by a comfortable 3 ½ lengths.

 9 AUGUST WINNERS - all led from barrier to post in USA Sprint races:-
- The Boy from Roy - 8 1/2 length win, leading from barrier to box at Hoosier
Park over 1050m

- Whispers Promise - Led all the way to win over 1650m

- Indy El Nino(twice)  – Winner at Fairmont Park (1600m) by 19 ¾ lengths – that’s
right, no typing error – 19 ¾ lengths!

- Doppler Radar – Duel Winner at Fort Eire (1000m) by 6 lengths, previous start
winner by 8 lengths over 1000m

- Joy Rising (twice)– Winner at Delaware Park (1200m) by 5 lengths.

- BLACK TYPE son, Senor Rain – Winner at Hoosier Park (1200m) by 3 ½ lengths.

- Ziva Cat – Winner at Hoosier Park (1200m) by 2 ½ lengths. 

 

Sire-line

STORM CAT is one of the most influential stallions in the history of the breed and North America’s top stallion. He is the sire of over 178 Stakes Winners worldwide and his sons and daughters are proving to be excellent producers as well. At least 61 different sons of STORM CAT have sired stakes winners and his daughters have thrown the likes of SPEIGHTSTOWN, SKY MESA, Buddha, Sahara Gold and Jump Start.

Not surprisingly offspring of STORM CAT are in high demand at public auction. At the 2004 Keeneland September sale a  STORM CAT yearling colt brought a final bid of $8 million. That figure is the highest ever for a September yearling and STORM CAT has now sired the more $1 million yearlings than any other stallion in history.

STORM CAT was especially popular at Keeneland's 2009 September sale, siring seven of the ten highest-priced horses in the sale's history. He has topped the sale seven times by average. His 2005 average, $1,766,731, remains a sale mark with three or more yearlings sold. That figure eclipsed the former mark, $1,756,538, one he set in 2001.

The 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale featured his last full crop, and marked STORM CAT'S departure from the commercial scene. Even in a dreadful economy the big players turned out and snapped up his yearlings, starting with the sales-topper - a leggy, well-built colt at $2.05 million. STORM CAT'S final three foals were born last year.

STORM CAT is also showing strength as a broodmare sire, currently ranking eighth in that department; to date, his daughters have produced 135 STAKES WINNERS. All four of his 2009 stakes winners are Graded (Group) winners, including Grade 1 winners LIFE IS SWEET and MR. SIDNEY.Considered North America's current premier sire of sires, STORM CAT is represented by such sons as GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, TALE OF THE CAT and STORMY ATLANTIC - all three rank in the top seven in 2011 by progeny earnings. 
 
In Australia, his successful sons include TALE OF THE CAT, HENNESSY and STATUE OF LIBERTY, Sire of HAY LIST and Grand-son, SHAMARDAL.


Dam-line

                                                EL NINO is from a CHAMPION 2 Year Old FAMILY:

FIRST DAM: Bay Harbor (2 wins at 2), half-sister to ECLIPSE CHAMPION 2 YEAR OLD COLT, BOSTON HARBOR - 6 wins at 2 including BREEDERS CUP GR 1(US$1,934,605), Sire 21 SWs.

SECOND DAM: Half-sister to US CHAMPION SPRINTER, GROOVY (12 wins, 2–4yrs, US$1,346,956), Vosburgh S.-G1, Forego H (gr. II) twice, Tom Fool S (gr. II) twice, True North H (gr. II), Roseben H (gr. III), Finger Lakes Budweiser Breeders’ Cup S, Ancient Title H, Firecracker S, Spectacular Bid S, Forever Casting S, 2nd Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), Champagne S (gr. I), Futurity S(gr. I), Bay Shore S (gr. II), 3rd Wood Memorial Invitational (gr. I).

WHO IS GROOVY?

Extract from Sports Illustrated. 19 October, 1997.
 In the grand tradition of Domino, they were the fleetest horses of their day, and this year they are joined by another, a sleek-bodied chestnut colt by the name of Groovy. Last Saturday in the seven-furlong Vosburgh Stakes - G1 at Belmont Park, he raced, as usual, from the gate to the front, opened up a five-length lead 220 yards from home and then held on gamely over a dull, tiring track to win by three quarters of a length. It was Groovy's sixth victory in as many sprint stakes this year and made him a virtual lock to win the Eclipse Award as the nation's Champion Sprinter. For the past four months Groovy has been the fastest racehorse in the world and some say the fastest sprinter since 1968, when the legendary Dr. Fager blew around the track at Aqueduct like a malevolent wind. "He's the best pure sprinter I've seen in New York in about 20 years," says veteran trainer Philip Johnson.

"He's the Carl Lewis of racehorses," says trainer Leroy Jolley. "The only world-class sprinter in America."

"Groovy's the fastest thing I ever put my ass on," says his regular jockey, Angel Cordero Jr., who has plunked his derriere down on more than 32,000 mounts, including the phenomenally fast SEATLLE SLEW.
  

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