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Horses For Sale / Black Storm Auction
« on: March 04, 2013, 05:02:16 pm »
I forced myself to be critical so I'm going to have a sizable purge all in one go. Most reserves are 5-10k, yearlings are higher to cover stud fees. Pedigrees below listed as sire x damsire. Auction goes off March 18th.

Corsage (My Lucky Day x Diplomat), o/o a SW.
Order of the Rose (Gilded Saint), 1/2 brother to SW.
Stepwisely (Tottenham Hotspur x Northern Dancer), 1/2 to SP Ch. Rome.
Tashkent (Point Given x Chief Inspector), o/o MSW, half to two SP runners.

Two Year Olds
Chandelier (Ring of Fire x Class Act), 2yo.
Chimney Sweep (Mr. Prospective), 2yo.

Three Year Olds
Devil's Advocate (Crystal Rainbow x Man O' War), placed.
Eteelya (A.P. Indy), multiple stakes-placed.
Paris Song (A.P. Indy x Point Given), winner, 1/2 to MSW Ch. Act Accordingly.
Salle Le Peletier (I'm a Classic), multiple placed, 1/2 to SW.
War Letters (Nightfight x War Admiral), SP.

Massacre (Rahy), multiple winner.

Choreographer, dam of SW, will come in foal to NCh. Joyeux Oiseau.

How'd You Do? / 2/27
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:51:50 pm »
Those we thought would do well flunked, and those we thought would flunk brought home some manner of money. Just one of those days.

Candied Roses was 1st/6 in a 25k claimer and stays home; stablemate Bandwagon was 3rd and also stays home.

Rock Stardom ran 3rd/12 in his OA.

How'd You Do? / 2/6
« on: February 06, 2013, 01:38:08 pm »
An AWESOME day for us! 9 of 12 hit the board. I'll take earnings over foals, I suppose (dang mares are keeping those legs crossed).

Breakfast in Bed made his SC debut a winning one with a 1st/11 in his Maiden. Stablemate Dandywine, also making his SC debut, was 4th.
Nindalf also debuted a winner in SC, running 1st/8 in his NW1. Stablemate Vuela Vuela was 4th.

To Alaska was 2nd/8 in his OA.
Hot Nurse keeps trucking with a 2nd/8 in her OA.

Glorioso ran 3rd/5 in his OA.

Bandwagon was 4th/6 in his NW2.
Magic Lable ran 4th/8 and was successfully claimed by Chillendale. Good luck with her!

Horses For Sale / Wide assortment for sale - Broodmares left!
« on: January 26, 2013, 02:43:47 pm »
All prices negotiable. Broodmares are only for sale (officially) upon foaling, so please make note of this! I'm trying to purge the herd big time.

Broodmares: remember, available AFTER they foal.

Executioner, 2002 flea-bitten gray mare
Executive Orders (B) -- Heroic Endeavor (B), create
Bronze; dam of 6 runners, 5 winners, including SW Ch. Crimson Dahlia, SP What a Wizard, and SP Hung Up.
Asking: $8,000

Dawn Patrol, 2006 dark bay broodmare, 17.1hh
Land Ho (S) -- Crack of Dawn (B)
Bronze. 1 winner from 2 runners.
Asking: $7,500

Waterpearl, 2010 bay mare
Oldest foal is a yearling.
Asking: $3,000


Belfast Belle, 2012 15.0hh brown broodmare
Ch. Chief's Lady, 2005 dark bay broodmare
Irish Miss, 2013 bay mare
Jade Fox, 2012 light bay mare
Jezabelle, 2006 chestnut broodmare, 16.0hh
Kelly's Classic, 2010 bay broodmare
Kindred Romance, 2014 dark bay colt
Pink Ace, 2008 bay mare
Regal Countess, 2010 liver chestnut mare
Scandelous, 2015 bay filly

How'd You Do? / 1/26
« on: January 26, 2013, 02:03:24 pm »
More ouch. Sent out 11 and 4 hit the board. We claimed 1 horse and are done with claiming for a looong time (beyond entering claimers as I try and clear out the team a little more).

Our sole winner was our successful 10k claim, Magickal Rites (1st/6). She's 2 for 2 this year at age 6 and is a future broodmare prospect, being by Irish River (G) out of Lady in Leather (B) by Highland Laird (S).

Nindalf ran 2nd/6 in his SC debut.

Mountain Laurel was 3rd/6 in a NW3.
Armageddon was 3rd/7 in his maiden SC debut.

Lineage Questions / SC Studs
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:57:22 pm »
I'm looking for a stallion who did really well at SC or has thrown good SC foals for my leased mare, Ch. Kilburn Kate. Earlier the breeding, the better (and preferably stateside, NY studs even more preferred). Looking at fees under 20k and I'm always willing to look at unproven boys.

Foaling Barn / Black Storm 2017 Crop
« on: January 01, 2013, 09:56:18 am »
2017 Black Storm Crop
Updated June 5, 2017. List is of their current names and not the ones they were given upon birth, if a name changed. List also only includes horses we have kept.

Heights born with - June 5 - December 12

Bluejay (Joyeux Oiseau) - 8.0hh - 9.2hh - 12.hh
Carouser (Bellagio) - 9.2hh - 11.0hh - 14.1hh
Devil it Is (Devil His Due) - 9.0hh - 10.3hh - 13.0hh
Divine Comedy (Double Cross) - 9.1hh - 11.0hh - 13.0hh
Downtown Poet (High Chances) -  9.2hh - 12.0hh - 14.2hh
Faux Sauvage (Joyeux Oiseau) -  8.0hh - 8.2hh - 12.0hh
Get the Axe (Empire Maker) -  8.1hh - 9.3hh - 13.2hh
Johann Bach (Gotta Go) - 9.1hh - 10.1hh - 13.3hh
Lothario (Player) - 9.1hh - 12.3hh
Possessed Chai (TakeMeToHollywood) - 9.2hh - 10.3hh - 13.2hh
Vigilante Justice (Take Me Away) - 8.3hh - 11.2hh - 14.1hh

Amaranthe (Golden Text) - 8.1hh - 11.1hh - 13.2hh
Best Choice (Candidate) - 8.0hh - 9.0hh - 13.0hh
Black Orchid (Dark Continent) - 8.1hh - 10.0hh - 13.2hh
Crimson Bouquet (One Lucky Soul) - 9.1hh - 10.1hh - 13.0hh
Declaration (Demand the Best) - 9.3hh - 10.3hh - 13.2hh
Eleanor Cross (Magic Cross) - 9.0hh - 11.1hh - 13.3hh
French Revolution (The Fighting Fifty) - 8.2hh - 10.2hh - 13.2hh
Juniper Tree (Joyeux Oiseau) - 8.2hh - 10.2hh - 13.0hh
Kissing Book (As You Wish) - 9.3hh - 11.1hh - 14.1hh
Lovely Keeper (High on Love) -  10.0hh - 11.2hh - 14.1hh
Night Vogue (Major's Flight) -  8.0hh - 10.2hh - 13.0hh
Nightingale (Joyeux Oiseau) - 8.2hh - 10.0hh - 13.1hh
Queen of Crows (I'm a Classic) - 8.1hh - 11.0hh - 13.3hh
Rosette (What's Your Point) - 9.1hh - 11.2hh - 14.0hh
Space Venture (V is for Victory) - 9.2hh - 12.2hh
Tahitian Pearl (Oscillation) - 10.0hh - 10.3hh - 14.0hh
Testarossa (Starzen) - 8.2hh - 10.2hh - 12.2hh
Wedding Chorale (Black Warrior) - 9.0hh - 10.3hh - 13.2hh
Whisper Softly (Express Yourself) - 10.0hh - 11.3hh -

13 colts | 20 fillies | 1 stillborn

Name Changes Since Birth
Fairhaven > Reach Higher > Eleanor Cross
Golden Rule > Amaranth
Isabelle > Nightingale
Opening Night > Intentionally > Rosette
Shadesofstarlight > Night Vogue
Shamshir > War of Angels
Song of Myself > Black Orchid
Victorian > Queen of Crows

First arrivals!

Amaranthe, 8.1hh chestnut filly
NCh. Golden Text x Lady Amelie, by Secretariat (S)
I am very relieved Lady Amelie decided to keep those legs crossed just one more day and foaled in 2017 rather than her expected December 30th date. Lady Amelie is a SP full sister to NCh. Government Secret and a half-sister to NCh. The First. This is her first foal, and she's been sold to Marshall Creek (I'm so happy she gave me a filly since the sale was planned a few months back!).

Vigilante Justice, 8.3hh bay colt
ICh. Take Me Away (B) x GCh. Walk the Line, by Cross Roads (S)
This is Walk the Line's first foal. She was a MSW of almost 600k and is half to MSW's Ch. Red Smoke and Ch. Classic Red Line, as well as SW Ch. Rebeldeen and SP Ch. Powerful Fleet. She's booked to What's Your point for 2018.

Juniper Tree, 8.2hh dark bay filly
NCh. Joyeux Oiseau x GCh. June My Love
I'm very excited about this girl! June My Love was one of my very, very first horses, claimed for 5k as an unraced 2yo, and went on to win 6 stakes races and 828k. This is her first foal. She's also by my stallion, Joy, so she's extra special to me. June My Love has been sent to Dark Continent for 2018.

Midnight Hour, 8.3hh gray filly
ICh. Highland Magic (S) x Black Clouds, by The Black (G)
Name pending. Foaled 3 days early, this is stakes-placed Black Clouds' first foal. She's been sent to High Chances for 2018.

1 colt | 3 fillies | 0 stillborn | 34 to go

How'd You Do? / 12/29
« on: December 29, 2012, 04:20:57 pm »
For the final meet of the year, sent out 5 and 3 hit the board.

Legal Strategy was 1st/10 in his OA, and stablemate Massacre was 7th.
Glory of Love ran 2nd/6 in his OA. No tears there, since the winner ran off to a 6 length win and has scored in 4 of 9 starts this year.
Palm Reader (2yo, Seattle Sorcerer) managed a 3rd/12 in her maiden.

How'd You Do? / 12/26
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:48:14 am »
Not TERRIBLE but not great either. Sent out 7 and 3 hit the board.

Red Dog was 1st/6 in his OA. He's been a lovely, consistent horse all year. I have high hopes next year.
Magic Lable ran 2nd/9 in her OA.
Vuela Vuela (2yo, Point Given) was 3rd/11 in his NW3. He likes going long so I suspect next year will be better.

How'd You Do? / 12/12
« on: December 12, 2012, 02:56:17 pm »
Sent out 9 for a 0-1-2-3 return. Not bad, earned enough to pay for a successful claim I didn't need but he was shiny.

Rocket Smoke was 2nd/6 in his OA.

We successfully claimed Warsec (2yo, Point Given) who finished 3rd/6.
Magic Lable was 3rd/13 in a OA.

Salle Le Peletier (2yo, I'm a Classic) ran 4th/11 in a NW2.
A Knight's Tale was 4th/6 in his OA.
Anne Boleyn was 4th/6 in a NW3.

Stallion Advertising / NCH. Joyeux Oiseau and NCh. French Ruby
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:15:30 pm »
NCH. Joyeux Oiseau
15.0hh Flea-Bitten Gray Stallion
9f+ Turf & Dirt Specialist
First crop arrived 2016.

Joyeux hit his best at 4+. Retired with only a single minor injury (limping) in his entire career.
55(26): 17(12) - 10(5) - 4 - 1(1), $3,224,500

At 4
  • 1st 10.0f Dirt Gr. 1 Suburban Handicap
  • 1st 11.0f Turf Gr. 1 Man O'War Stakes
  • 1st 10.0f Dirt Ungr. Santa Paula Stakes
  • 1st 13.5f Dirt Ungr. Artax Handicap
  • 2nd 9.5f Dirt Ungr. Empire Classic
At 5
  • 1st 10.0f Turf Gr. 1 International Stakes
  • 1st 10.0f Dirt Gr. 1 Doomben Cup
  • 1st 10.0f Turf Gr. 2 San Marcos Stakes
  • 1st 10.0f Turf Gr. 2 Turnbull Stakes
  • 1st 10.0f Turf Gr. 3 Coongy Handicap
  • 2nd 9.0f Turf Gr. 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes
At 6
  • 1st 10.0f Turf Gr. 1 Bailey's Irish Champion Stakes
  • 1st 10.0f Turf Ungr. San Marino Handicap
  • 1st 10.0f Turf Ungr. City and Suburban Handicap
  • 2nd 10.0f Turf Gr. 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup
  • 2nd 10.0f Turf Gr. 1 Prince of Wales Stakes
  • 2nd 12.0f Turf Gr. 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Stud Fee: $5,000 LFG, $500 LFG to gold/platinum mares
Multiple Mare discount: Breed 3 mares get the third for free!
Feb 1A - Black Storm
Feb 1B - Blondontherun [Stillwater]
Feb 2A - Northern Sister [Whisperwood]
Feb 2B - Dobara [The Grey Stable]
Mar 1A - Black Storm
Mar 1B - Says You [WildOracle]
Mar 2A - Don't Let Go [Generous Bloodstock]
Mar 2B - Justwaitandsee [End of Time]
Mar 3A - Black Storm
Mar 3B -
Apr 1A - Black Storm
Apr 1B -
Apr 2A -
Apr 2B -
May 1A - Black Storm
May 1B - Black Storm
May 2A -
May 2B -
Jun 1A - Unbridled Delight [Darkwood Stables]
Jun 1B -
Jun 2A -
Jun 2B -
Jul 1A - Black Magic Lady [Freedom Acres]
Jul 1B -
Jul 2A -
Jul 2B -
Aug 1A -
Aug 1B -
Aug 2A -
Aug 2B -

NCH. French Ruby
Lit de Justice (G) -- Ch. Ruby Slippers (G)
16.3hh Chestnut Stallion
Steeplechase specialist both sprinting and going long.
First crop arrives this year.

62(39): 12(8 ) - 7(6) - 6(6) - 9(6), $2,386,100

At 4
  • 1st 8.5f SC Gr. 1 Vosburgh Stakes
  • 1st 7.0f SC Gr. 2 Sparkford Chase
  • 1st 10.0f SC Gr. 2 Dunston Handicap
  • 1st 9.0f SC Ungr. Stymie Handicap
  • 2nd 16.0f SC Gr. 1 Morningstar Stakes
  • 2nd 15.0f SC Gr. 1 Secret of Love Stakes
  • 2nd 9.0f SC Gr. 2 Champion Hurdle
  • 3rd 16.0f SC Gr. 1 Meadow Brook Stakes
  • 3rd 12.0f SC Gr. 1 Hard Scuffle
At 5
  • 1st 7.0f SC Gr. 1 Breeders' Cup SC Sprint
  • 1st 10.0f SC Gr. 2 Dunston Handicap
  • 1st 10.0f SC Ungr. Spectacular Bid Stakes
  • 2nd 14.0f SC Gr. 2 Independent Novice
  • 3rd 20.0f SC Gr. 1 Ascot Gold Cup
  • 3rd 14.0f SC Gr. 2 Pillar Steeplechase
At 6
  • 1st 8.5f SC Ungr. Whirlaway Stakes
  • 2nd 7.0f SC Gr. 2 San Rafael Stakes
  • 2nd 10.0f SC Ungr. Spectacular Bid Stakes
  • 3rd 14.0f SC Ungr. Hurricane Bertie Handicap
  • 3rd 12.0f SC Ungr. Fred Cappy Capossela Stakes

Stud Fee: $15,000 LFG, $10,000 LFG to gold/platinum mares
Feb 1A - Folk Music [Coleman Branch]
Feb 1B - Sunday Star [Darkwood Stables]
Feb 2A - Final Salute [Generous Bloodstock]
Feb 2B - Black Storm
Mar 1A - Black Storm
Mar 1B - High Dollar [Marshall Creek]
Mar 2A - Black Storm
Mar 2B - Doubles [Hello Starling]
Mar 3A - Hello Goodbye [Freedom Acres]
Mar 3B - Fairy War [Coleman Branch]
Apr 1A - Black Storm
Apr 1B - Black Storm
Apr 2A - Black Storm
Apr 2B - Black Storm
May 1A - Song of Love [Eleven Racing]
May 1B -
May 2A -
May 2B -
Jun 1A - Black Storm
Jun 1B -
Jun 2A -
Jun 2B -
Jul 1A - Cee's Classic [Semiahmoo Stables]
Jul 1B -
Jul 2A -
Jul 2B -
Aug 1A -
Aug 1B -
Aug 2A -
Aug 2B -

How'd You Do? / 12/1
« on: December 01, 2012, 02:19:12 pm »
A great day for us! I swear these come in waves.

Eteelya won his NW3 by 4-1/2 lengths. Very happy!
Jade River won his NW3 going away by 8.
Hot Nurse found the winner's circle again and took her OA.

Paris Song (2yo, A.P. Indy) ran 2nd/5 in his NW3 trying 8f+ for the first time.


How'd You Do? / 11/28
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:49:31 am »
Mostly ouch.

Jade Fox ran 1st/6 in her OA.
Red Dog ran 1st/6 in his OA.

Legal Strategy was 2nd/7 in an OA.

Massacre managed a 4th/6 in an NW3.

5 also-rans including an injury.

How'd You Do? / 11/17
« on: November 17, 2012, 01:06:20 pm »
Well...that was typical. Two really good days and then everyone went on holiday without notice. Sent out 10 and only 2 hit the board (ouch!).

Glorioso ran 2nd/6 in his OA.
War Letters bounced back from a bombing in the BC Juv. Turf to run 3rd/11 in an OA, trying dirt again.

How'd You Do? / 11/14
« on: November 14, 2012, 01:20:34 pm »
I think shifting to a slightly different approach in training has helped my kids. Not as "Wow!" as last meet's results, but still better than what I've been getting pre-training change.

Macau ran 2nd/8 in his NW3.
Irish Miss was 2nd/13 in her OA.
Rock Stardom was 2nd/9 in his OA.

Paris Song (2yo, A.P. Indy) was 3rd/12 in a NW3.

French Riviera went unclaimed in his 30k claimer with a 4th/11 in a OA.
A.P. Goodyear managed a 4th/14 in her OA.

And five also-rans including a mare who I'm sure will be heading to the broodmare band next year.

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