Get Stormy Victorious at Keeneland
It seems that Get Stormy was just a little bit of a late developer, as he has been going into his latest events with more determination, and leaving with more victories. At the start of the season, the racing career of Get Stormy begun to look pretty bleak, suffering five consecutive losses. But as the season progressed, so did Get Stormy, leaving the crowd at Keeneland Racecourse, on Sunday 18 October 2009, completely speechless at his performance. It seems that Get Stormy and jockey Javier Castellano had just the right strategy for the 2009 Bryan Station Stakes.
The Bryan Station Stakes is a Grade 3 racing event for three year old horses that is run over a distance of one mile. Hosted by the Keeneland Racecourse in Kentucky, Get Stormy was up against a great field of contenders that included, second place finisher Rescue Squad and third place winner Kinsella. With a purse of $125 000 Get Stormy has managed to push his career earnings up to $207 559, with his latest victory. It is also the fourth consecutive event that he has won, from eleven life time starts.
Get Stormy was bred by Mary Sullivan, who has remained his owner, out of Foolish Gal and sired by Stormy Atlantic. Trainer Tom Bush has had his work cut out for him, trying to unlock his horse’s potential and finding out which racing distances Get Stormy is more comfortable with. Javier Castellano chose to ride Get Stormy close to the pace, and when asked for a little more to finish the race with, Get Stormy responded magnificently. Rescue Squad also had a breathtaking race, working his way from fifth position, to second, with Kinsella settling for third after coming off the bridle and struggling to resettle after the final turn. Now that Tom Bush has seen how Get Stormy can perform against a stronger field of contenders, he is eager to look at a longer race for his colt. Get Stormy will probably get his legs stretched in his next racing event, because as this colt matures, so does his racing style and spectacular victories.