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Luck, Perseverance Made Storm Cat Horse of a Lifetime for Young

Whenever I got the phone call from Mary Agnes in William T. Young’s office, asking if I had time to stop by to chat, I knew I was in for an interesting afternoon. Young usually wanted to challenge me on something I wrote, hoping to convince me that I was wrong. He loved to debate […]

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Major Sire Storm Cat Dies at 30

Leading sire and Grade 1 winner, Storm Cat was euthanized on April 24 at the Young family’s Overbrook Farm in Lexington, KY at the age of 30 due to complications from infirmities of old age. Out of the stakes winning mare Terlingua, Storm Cat was bred and raced by William T. Young. During his racing […]

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Celebrating Thirty Years of Storm Cat

Just after his 30th birthday, sire of sires Storm Cat is enjoying a comfortable retirement at Overbrook Farm, according to the Daily Racing Form. An improbable candidate for the tremendous breeding success he brought owner William T. Young, the crooked-kneed son of Northern Dancer’s Storm Bird retired with four wins from eight starts. His first […]

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‘Grand old man’ Storm Cat helps raise YMCA funds

Anyone who has seen my sculpted body (well, sculpted like a manatee) probably thinks I employ a personal trainer or spend hours upon hours at the local gym each week. Truth is, I’m a proud member of the YMCA, and have been for many years. (I know … I should use my membership more often.) […]

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Duckworth: Storm Cat still going strong at 29

At ESPN.com, Amanda Duckworth gives readers an update on the greatest sire of his generation – Storm Cat.  The old man is 29, believe it or not, but hasn’t lost too many steps since being pensioned in 2008.  He seems to be enjoying his days at Overbrook Farm, which has leased out its land to […]

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Keeneland November: Evans bred for racetrack, but his horses did well in auction ring

Edward P. Evans would be proud to know that his prized collection of Thoroughbreds was sought after by a veritable who’s who of the international breeding community as the complete dispersal of his stock began on the opening day of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington Ky., on Monday. Evans, who died Dec. […]

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Virginia owner/breeder David Reynolds dies at 96

Virginia owner/breeder David P. Reynolds died Monday in Richmond at the age of 96, the Virginia Thoroughbred Blog reported.  In addition to leading the Reynolds Metals Co. for many years, Reynolds also owned and bred Thoroughbreds, including 1994 Preakness and Belmont winner Tabasco Cat.  He also owned and bred Lord Carson, a top sprinter who […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Three Years of Ray Paulick

A few weeks and three years ago, I chose to take a leap of faith and agreed to partner with a guy I didn’t know working in an industry that had about a half of one percent of my annual attention. The journey officially began three years ago yesterday. And it has been one of […]

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LANE’S END brings you THE WEEKENDER PEDIGREE: DROSSELMEYER

By Frank Mitchell With his victory in the Belmont Stakes, Drosselmeyer gave owner WinStar Farm an uncommon distinction of winning two Triple Crown races in the same year with different colts. (Fourteen years ago, Overbrook did so with Grindstone and Editor’s Note.) There was an added bonus for WinStar in Drosselmeyer’s victory because the […]

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BC BOARD: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION…

(CLARIFICATION: Thoroughbred Daily News Publisher Barry Weisbord called to ask for a clarification in two areas of the following article on the Breeders’ Cup election. First, while Weisbord acknowledged that Richard Santulli has not personally attended any meetings of the Breeders’ Cup board of directors since being elected, he said Santulli has called in by […]

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