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post #1 of 15 Old 08-16-2013, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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"Storm Cat" -Anybody know anything?

I know he was a racehorse, and from my understanding was given to Baylor University for breeding rights. And he is now deceased.

What are his foals and progeny like? The fact that I have ran into a lot of people who tell me Whiskey is nuts because his grandfather is Storm Cat came up in another thread of mine, and it got me wondering.

Anyone else ever heard anything like this? I couldnt find anything that said he was insane or from the loony bin. So is it just something people say?

If it matters, his sire is Giant's Causeway. I have found A LOT on him, but again nothing saying he throws psychos

So if anyone has heard anything along these lines of thinking, let me know! Share your stories. Im willing to bet its right up there with the rhyme I was taught about horses with socks, bald noses and chestnuts

Basically, I'm just curious and curiosity killed the cat :)
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-16-2013, 04:41 AM
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Well even if curiosity kills the cat it's not really dead as long as you can clone it.
Don't know if this horse figures into your guys lines but there was recently a thread on here about "High Brow Cat" being cloned and the resulting progeny.
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Well even if curiosity kills the cat it's not really dead as long as you can clone it.
Don't know if this horse figures into your guys lines but there was recently a thread on here about "High Brow Cat" being cloned and the resulting progeny.
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I thought that was so interesting!

But unfortunately, no Highbrow Cat in my guy. HC is a QH. My boy, Whiskey, is an appendix, but his QH side is Frenchman's Guy.

Storm Cat is a now deceased TB racing stud. One thing I did find interesting was that at one point his stud fee was $1,000,000 resulting in him having a 24 hour armed guard. Thats insane!

I have found a lot of cool info about him, but nothing pointing to why people are making the comments. Hmm. Just gonna keep researching!
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post #4 of 15 Old 08-16-2013, 07:51 AM
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Recently I have been looking at threads on the net about Thoroughbred sires for retrained TBs and I have read that Storm Cat's progeny can be a little bad tempered, or nuts. If you google "Storm Cat sire eventing/dressage" or something that effect there should be threads from other other online forums discussing this.

Maybe there is a higher chance that the horse will bad tempered, but as a grandsire there are also three other horses back that far that could have been lovely. Don't worry too much about his breeding, judge him on how he behaves.
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post #5 of 15 Old 08-16-2013, 08:20 AM
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Tabasco Cat was his son who won the preakness and belmont. Tabasco cat had a horrible temper and put his owner's son in a wheelchair. When the son was trying to lead Tabasco cat out to pasture, or something else relatively innocuous. The horse was known to have a bad attitude but speed so he was kept a stud.
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Yeah, have heard a few things about Storm Cat progeny having bad tempers. Zabeel projeny are rather the same as well, but they're more common in the southern hemisphere as he's a NZ-based stud. Zabeel is by Sir Tristram, who is a very bad-tempered stallion.

I remember researching Storm Cat when he was going to cover my favourite champion over here, Sunline. He's known for passing down his naughty and somewhat spooky attitude, and I've also heard that Storm Cat progeny are more likely to be unsound.

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Is it even possible to have a thread about Storm Cat and not have pics?!?!?!? My heart skipped a beat just seeing his name ... *sigh*











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OMG He is GORGEOUS! I know absolutely nothing about him... but I thought I should share that he is stunning lol

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Basically, I'm just curious and curiosity killed the cat :)
And satisfaction brought him back
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I have a Storm Cat granddaughter. Her name is Molly's Cat, by Tomorrow's Cat, out of Rachel Allyn. She is an incredibly hot mare. I always struggle with bringing her back into work in the Spring because she wants to work 10x harder than her body should be working for being a woolly pasture mammoth for three months.

After coming off the track, she spent a few months cooling down and being a horse again. She was then brought back into work by a former steeplechase jockey/current eventer who put her on track to be an eventer with a solid dressage foundation.

She was sold soon thereafter to be a broodmare for someone who loved her lines. However, she completely screwed Molly up. She was a harsh rider, and sensitive Molly became a basket of nerves. She went around with her head in the air, started bolting at the canter, and was completely fried.

In November of 2009, she was sold to a relatively green and timid rider, who I'm still good friends with. She was back on the market in April of 2010. 12-year old me gleefully tried the mare out with a lifetime of trail riding experience and a year or so exercising polo horses (can you say BAD match??), loved her, and brought her home the next day. While perusing YouTube, I stumbled upon a video of Molly cantering, using her hind end and lifting her back....and she looked sane. I contacted the trainer, who took her back for a month of retraining and declared that she was seriously screwed up in the head from her past riders. She got her back to a reasonable level of sanity, and I've had her ever since. We do dressage, foxhunt first flight, and we've even dabbled in barrel racing. At the county fair last week she brought home ribbons in every event (including a 6th of 34 entries in senior barrels) and a Fourth Overall Gymkhana award.






Okay, enough photo bombing! Storm Cat horses tend to be very high-energy, but in the right hands they have a fantastic work effort and are very smart horses.

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