Storm Cat was a famous thoroughbred stallion who made over half a million dollars in career earnings!!
During his racing career he captured the Young American Stakes and finished second in the 1985 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
He retired from racing in 1987 and went on to sire eight champion horses and 108 graded stakes winners! His offspring have earned over $127 million!!
He spent his retirement relaxing at Overbrook Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
Sadly, Storm Cat was euthanized due to complications from the infirmities of old age.
Overbrook Farm's owner said:
"Storm Cat was a once-in-a-lifetime horse and the key to the success that Overbrook Farm enjoyed. My father often said that Storm Cat made him look like a genius."
He was 30 when he was put down so he lived a solid life.
Still, it's always sad to see such a great champion be put to rest.
RIP - Storm Cat
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