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Desert Stormer

Desert Stormer was bred by owner Joanne Nor to be a fast one – and she was. A daughter of leading sire Storm Cat she won at first asking and returned to win her second start by 12 lengths. Always a consistent speedster, she could reel off eye-popping clockings in the early part of a race. Desert Stormer was considered a west coast specialist coming into the 1995 Breeders’ Sprint with a resume of two Grade 3 wins. She would have been a huge longshot facing males, if she wasn’t paired with two other horses as part of the mutual field.

Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Desert Stormer was tested throughout the 6 furlong Breeders’ Cup Sprint – never leading by more than a head and hitting the wire over Mr. Greely by a neck in a quick 1:09 1/5. Attesting to the quality of her win, Lit de Justice, who finished third, was named Champion Sprinter of 1996.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
1995 Sprint

Previous Races

October 28, 1995Breeders' Cup SprintBELMONT PARK11
August 13, 1995Rancho Bernardo Breeders' Cup H.DEL MAR32
June 03, 1995Camilla Urso H.GOLDEN GATE FIELDS 1
May 07, 1995A Gleam H.HOLLYWOOD PARK22
March 11, 1995Las Flores Breeders' Cup H.SANTA ANITA PARK31
January 16, 1995Santa Monica H.SANTA ANITA PARK13
November 07, 1994Bara Lass S.SANTA ANITA PARK 3
October 05, 1994Autumn Days H.SANTA ANITA PARK 4
August 13, 1994Rancho Bernardo Breeders' Cup H.DEL MAR31
June 23, 1994 HOLLYWOOD PARK 4
June 04, 1994 HOLLYWOOD PARK 3
May 13, 1994Great Lady M. H.HOLLYWOOD PARK 3
April 02, 1994 GOLDEN GATE FIELDS 1
January 17, 1994Santa Monica H.SANTA ANITA PARK16
December 28, 1993La Brea S.SANTA ANITA PARK32
November 12, 1993 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
October 13, 1993 SANTA ANITA PARK 1