Storm Cat was euthanized Wednesday, April 24, due to complications from old age (possibly cancer) at Overbrook Farm in Lexington, Ky.
The Pennsylvania-bred stallion had produced at least 160 stakes winners who combined to top $127 million. Among his offspring were 91 yearlings that sold for more than $1 million. When Storm Cat retired from racing in 1987, his stud fee was $30,000, Overbrook Farm said in a news release. During his 20-year stud career, his fee at one point rose to $500,000, the farm said.