Stormborne Stallions Opens New Florida Facility

Danielle Dougherty has recently opened up for business at her new stallion breeding and mare care facility in Citra, Fla.

Located on 65 lush acres in Marion County, Stormborne Stallions is home to Backtalk, Finale, Rogueish, Matanzas Inlet, and Young Brian.

“I am very excited about our new location and opening up the stallion shed in 2021,” Dougherty said. “Our facilities are ideal for the upcoming season with a 24-stall barn for the stallions and a separate wing set up for foaling and mare care.”

Dougherty, who has spent her career working with racehorses and stallions, also offers the services of mare care, sales prep, and foaling at her new facilities.

Backtalk (Smarty Jones – Apasionata Sonata, by Affirmed) is one of the five stallions standing at Stormborne Stallions. A $250,000 yearling, the precocious Backtalk was a multiple graded stakes winner that was on the board board in 12 of 15 starts. He broke his maiden in his first race at Churchill Downs, and less than a month later, he won the $110,500 Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes. Two weeks later, he won the $150,000 G2 Sanford Stakes in Saratoga. His dam, Apasionata Sonata won the Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Stakes. Her progeny has earned $1,211,675, including two graded stakes and black type winners ­– Backtalk and Bsharpsonata (Pulpit). Backtalk stands for $2,500 in 2021.

Also standing at Stormborne Stallions is graded stakes and black type winner, Finale (Scat Daddy – Twinkle, by Lively One) – a $175,000 weanling at Keeneland that went on to win the black type Continental Mile Stakes and the $250,000 G3 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. He also placed second in the listed Dania Beach Stakes where he beat graded stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Excaper and multiple graded stakes winner Csaba. Finale’s dam, Twinkle (Lively One – Twinkling Star, by J.O. Tobin) won a maiden special weight in her first race. As a broodmare, her progeny earnings are $1,213,396 with five winners out of six starters – two of which are graded stakes winners ­– Finale and Bright One. Finale stands for $2,500 in 2021.

Rogueish (Into Mischief – Verdana Bold, by Rahy) entered stud in 2020 at Stormborne Stallions. He is the son of champion sire Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday – Leslie’s Lady, by Tricky Creek) and is brother to stakes winner and Grade 2-placed Lucrezia. Into Mischief made history in 2020 with $22,506,085 in progeny earnings – establishing the all-time single season record for a sire in North America – ultimately shattering Tapit’s previous mark of $19,907,973 from 2016. Into Miscief was also the only sire of five seven-figure yearlings in 2020. The dam of Rogueish, Verdana Bold (Rahy – True Legacy, by A.P. Indy) was a graded stakes winner of $331,297. She has produced $732,975 in progeny earnings with five winners out of eight starters that include two black type winners and one black type placed runner. Rogueish stands for $2,500 in 2021.

The newest addition to the stallion barn is Matanzas Inlet (Kitalpha – She’s Stacked, by Stack). Kitalpha was a son of Mr. Prospector and a full brother to Kingmambo. Imported from Zimbabwe, the unraced chestnut – out of the champion mare Miesque – had sired six crops before returning to the U.S. Miesque (Nureyev – Pasadoble, by Prove Out) had career earnings of $2,070,163, 12 firsts, three seconds, and one third out 16 starts. She won the Eclipse Award for champion grass mare of 1987 and 1988, she was named to the Hall of Fame in 1999, and she was the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile twice. Matanzas Inlet stands for $2,500 in 2021.

Also standing at Stormborne Stallions is Young Brian (Hard Spun – Glacier Peak, by Pulpit). He was a $500,000 2-year-old who broke his maiden in his first race at Del Mar ­– beating future Grade 3 winner Toews On Ice. Young Brian is by Hard Spun (Danzig – Turkish Tryst, by Turkoman) – who was on the board 11 out of 13 starts with career earnings of $2,673,470. Young Brian has five winners out of eight runners in 2020. Young Brian stands for $2,500 in 2021.

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