Storm Troupour, age 9, wins in Belgium, the Wathba Stallions Cup 3
Storm Troupour’s Win – Windsor Race Course in England
Storm Troupour UK race debut Newbury July 2015
Storm Troupour w/ trainer Stephane Leveque UK race Debut Newbury July 18 2015, placing 2nd
photo D Burt ARO Official Photographer
Saint Wendred’s Training Yard in Newmarket
So, MoKee Arabians has decided to follow a trend of USA people to try our breeding program for turf and stamina by sending our colt Storm Troupour (Nivour de Cardonne x ES Ornetta x Monarch AH) over to Stephane Leveque of IGL training at Saint Wendred’s Training Yard in Newmarket.
This was a leap of faith (as a small breeders program) that thus far appears to have been a good decision. From videos & communications we’ve received it appears Troupour has taken to the turf like a duck to water. Our visit to St. Wendred’s yard, in early August, verified this.
Training in Europe vs the USA is quite different as is the running style. This particular colt seems to have embraced the training expertise and style that Stephane brings to this yard. We believe our colt has the opportunity to reach his potential (whatever that may be) under the guidance of IGL.
We eagerly look forward to our first horse to run on turf outside the USA in our name as owner/breeder. Thank you to ARO and Ilka Gansera-Leveque for making this an enjoyable experience for us and our colt.
Video and photos of Storm Troupour – 4 yr old colt just beginning race conditioning for the 2015 race year – Jan 2015. P Smoke
Storm Troupour with training team Gansera-Leveque-Stephane, Ilka and Elea – M Smithson photo
Storm Troupour Race Conditioning at Trackside Farm, Florida, January 2015
Storm Troupour race conditioning video and photo – January, 2015
28-April-2011 Chestnut Colt – Nivour De Cardonne x ES Ornetta x Monarch AH
Race record: 1/2(0-1-0) USA (dirt)
Breaks Maiden 30th Aug. Royal Windsor Racecourse 1/2(1-1-0) England (turf)
Out of our mare ES Ornetta, 3/14(6-0-1) $17,948, and by the french sire Nivour De Cardonne.
Photo April 2012, at 13 months old (P Smoke)