Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Man Behind Storm Cat

by | 07.31.2017 | 1:39pm
Thoroughbred consultant Ric Waldman famously oversaw the stallion career of Storm Cat

Ric Waldman has devoted his life to understanding Thoroughbred bloodlines, what it takes to make a great racehorse and how to manage top sires.

Waldman had the privilege of being connected to two of the most popular sires in history. As syndicate manager for E.P. Taylor's Windfields Farm, Waldman oversaw the retirement of the legendary Northern Dancer. Later at W.T. Young's Overbrook Farm, Waldman guided the incredible transformation of Storm Cat from a $20,000 stallion to one that commanded a $500,000 fee from all corners of the globe.

Tales from those days, what to look for in a mating and more in this edition of Around the Track with Ric Waldman. Plus, a sneak preview of Equestricon, set for mid-August in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

You can listen to Around the Track hosted by Scott Jagow below but you can also download it to your phone and listen at your convenience. It's available on iTunes, on android phones with the easy-to-use Horse Radio Network app, and other podcast apps.

  • Minneola

    “…Waldman guided the incredible transformation of Storm Cat from a $20,000
    stallion to one that commanded a $500,000 fee from all corners of the
    globe.” Holy moly!! Seeing some of the current fees, which I thought was high, pales in comparison to half a million dollars. Nice story and gives some real historical perspective.

    • Nell Ray

      Galileo is a mill in U. S. Dollars these days. Good article. Racing should do more to promote jobs outside of the normal racetrack atmosphere

      • Curt Muth

        Northern Dancer was a $1.000 000:- at the end.

  • bill landes

    Ric is one of the best and most analytical minds in the thoroughbred business. Ya got an idea, he’s the man to run it past.

    • Gus Stewart

      Here is an idea to consider. What if you bet on the loser trifecta? You know, the last 3 finishers in a race. Much more exciting than the first three finishers. They could call it the Notryingfecta.

      • Matthew Fitch

        I would have hit one of those at Saratoga the other day!

  • Smart guy, Storm Cat was incredible.

  • Forthegipper

    Let’s be honest. God made Storm Cat. If management had anything to do with it, Tabasco Cat would have been better than Tapit.

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