2010 AQHA Sorrel Stallion



Sire:  Rare News

by World Champion & All-Time Leading Sire FIRST DOWN DASH, si 105,

out of Stakes Winner & Producer SHINEY MILES, si 94 (by Magical Mile TB)


16.1 Hands     1400#

Race Earnings $43,758

Speed Index 92

Multiple Graded Stakes Performer at Los Alamitos,

2-Time Winner, Finalist (5th Place) Kindergarten Futurity-G1, Finalist Governor's Cup-RG1,

California Championship Challenge-G2, etc.


Purchased as a yearling by Hall of Fame Trainer D. Wayne Lukas for $130,000.

Exceptional disposition, outstanding muscle, bone & feet

Sound, healthy & fertile


Rare News is the sire of 7 crops of racing age, 107 foals, 43 to race, 24 ROM, 1 stakes winner, 1 two-time Regional Champion, 14 winners of 36 races and earning $240,482, including LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR, si 97 ($34,680, Northern Plains Futurity, etc.), Just A Rumor, si 106 (to 7, 2013, $3, $43,195, Superior Race Horse, 2010 & 2012 AQHA Northwest Regional Champion Aged Mare, 2nd Sun Downs Distaff Challenge), TCF New Love, si 96 ($24,172, 3rd Jim Bader Futurity), In Mozambique, si 102 (3rd Idaho Falls Quarter Horse Futurity, etc.), A News Streak, si 99 ($20,681, Finalist Northwest Juvenile Challenge-G3), This News is Royal, si 109 ($19,261), Da Blood Speaks, si 96 (3 wins, to 6, $18,007), News Prince, si 88 (to 4, 2013, $7,708).


Rare News is also the sire of several outstanding up-and-coming barrel horses, including News Runner, Amateur Champion Greg Olsen Barrel Futurity.


Dam:  Ochoco Kitten (Tb)

by Distinctive Cat (unraced) sired by STORM CAT



1983, dk. b. or br. h., Storm Bird—Terlingua, by Secretariat


Breeder: W. T. Young Storage, Inc. (Penn.)

Owner: W. T. Young

Trainer: Jonathan Sheppard

Race record: 8-4-3-0, $570,610

Stakes wins: 1985 Young America S. (G1)

Stakes placings: 2nd in 1985 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and 1985 World Appeal S.

First year at stud: 1988

Pensioned: 2008 (21 crops)

Honors at stud: Leading sire (1999, 2000); leading broodmare sire (2012); leading juvenile sire (1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004)

Foals: 1,452

Starters: 1,110

Winners: 807

Wins: 2,340

Stakes winners: 180 (12%)

Graded/group stakes winners: 108

Earnings: $128,085,381

Average earnings per starter: $115,392


Champions (8): Aljabr, Ambitious Cat, Giant’s Causeway, Hold That Tiger, One Cool Cat, Silken Cat, Storm Flag Flying, Sweet Catomine


Grade/Group 1 winners (35): After Market, Aldiza, Aljabr, Black Minnaloushe, Bluegrass Cat, Catinca, Cat Thief, Consolidator, Courageous Cat, Denebola, Desert Stormer, Dessert, Finder’s Fee, Forestry, Giant’s Causeway, Good Reward, Harlan, Hennessy, High Yield, Hold That Tiger, Life Is Sweet, Missed the Storm, Mistle Cat, Mr. Sidney, Nebraska Tornado, November Snow, One Cool Cat, Raging Fever, Sardula, Sharp Cat, Sophisticat, Storm Flag Flying, Sweet Catomine, Tabasco Cat, Tactical Cat



Article: Storm Cat Dies at 30



Owned by:

Lori Lester


Email: lesterslivewire@gmail.com