Storm Boy on the move
With the world at his feet, Storm Boy looks set to move yards, in a potentially record-breaking deal
- 2-year-old Storm Boy won the Magic Millions earlier in year.
- The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained flyer has won all three career outings.
- Storm Boy is being lined up for Sydney juvenile triple crown: the Golden Slipper, ATC Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes.
- Potential A$50 million sale would be the biggest in Australian racing history.
Any horse that is consistently winning horse races always gets punters and online betting in a bit of a tizz but the emergence of Storm Boy has been the key story in Australian horse racing in 2024.
With stud farms lining up to buy into the future of Storm Boy, who looks ready to chase the coveted Sydney juvenile triple crown this season.
Having won all three of its career contests so far, including a superb performance in the Magic Millions Classic, Storm Boy has certainly caught the attention of plenty of punters and Aussie bookmakers so far in 2024.
Trained by the prolific duo of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Storm Boy looks to be one of the leading 2-year-old prospects in world racing and its stock currently could not be any higher.
Consequently, everybody wants a piece of the action and with stud farms throwing their proverbial cheque books at him, Storm Boy is being courted by some of the biggest horse racing establishments in the world.
Kicking up a storm
Plenty of 2-year-old horses look the part when they first burst onto the scene but something different about Storm Boy has caught the eye with punters and online betting sites alike.
Storm Boy has won all three of his career outings, turning on the gas in style to win the Magic Millions classic earlier in January and it looks to have all the hallmarks of a behemoth of a horse.
Connections and pundits are obviously excited for what Storm Boy can achieve and as part of that, stud farms see the value in being able to continue the bloodline of a fiercely prolific winning horse.
Chasing the Triple Crown
The Sydney Juvenile Triple Crown, comprising of the Golden Slipper, ATC Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes is one of the most sought-after gongs in Australian racing and Storm Boy looks to have the potential to do it.
Gai Waterhouse has already overseen a Triple Crown triumph, with Dance Hero completing the feat for her back in 2004 and the blueprint has been firmly set out for Storm Boy.
Each race won by Storm Boy will also add value to any potential sale, with as much as A$25m rumoured to be added to the value, if Storm Boy wins the Golden Slipper alone.
For all the talk and speculation surrounding Storm Boy and his future with racing fans and betting apps, it is easy to forget the stock from which Storm Boy has been yielded.
Sired by Justify, the only US Triple Crown winner to retire undefeated, Storm Boy comes from a bloodline of big-race winners.
Managing expectation with any horse with the stature of Storm Boy is always the challenge but the 2-year-old looks to be at the peak of his powers, and everybody is lining up for a piece of the action.
The performances put in by Storm Boy so far in 2024 have caused a real stir with experts and online betting sites, with the 2-year-old being put up for sale.
With a potential fee of A$50 million, Storm Boy could turn out to be the most expensive Australian race horse of all time and he looks to have a remarkable career ahead of him.