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VirginiaBred
Sep. 22, 2009, 03:39 PM
Summer Squall was euthanized today because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/52662/summer-squall-euthanized?utm_source=BreakingNews&utm_medium=email


Damn, a GREAT one gone.

The sire of thirty-five stakes winners, some of his most famous offspring were:

Charismatic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charismatic_(horse)) - 1999 Kentucky Derby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Derby) winner, 1999 American Horse of the Year (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Horse_of_the_Year)
Storm Song (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Storm_Song&action=edit&redlink=1) - won 1996 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breeders%27_Cup_Juvenile_Fillies), American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Champion_Two-Year-Old_Filly)
Summer Colony (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Summer_Colony&action=edit&redlink=1) - millionaire filly, multiple stakes winner including the Grade I Personal Ensign Handicap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Ensign_Handicap)
Summer Mis - 2003 Illinois Horse of the YearSummer Squall is the damsire of Summer Bird (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Bird), winner of the 2009 Belmont Stakes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont_Stakes), and also the damsire of Stevie Wonderboy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonderboy).

evans36
Sep. 22, 2009, 04:23 PM
So sad. I remember that horse being the first one that I REALLY pulled for in the derby - I was 8, and something about him stuck with me. Of course, it started because he was South Carolinian too :) I always dreamed of owning a Summer Squall-bred horse, and have always had a bit of a chip on my shoulder about Unbridled for edging him out of the derby. RIP.

FLIPPED HER HALO
Sep. 22, 2009, 04:48 PM
So sad to see them go. I'm sure they are up there swapping racing stories now.

foundationmare
Sep. 22, 2009, 06:22 PM
About ten years ago or so, when I was enjoying some heady days in Saratoga, it seemed that all "the good ones" were by Summer Squall. He had a lot of progeny in the racing elite at that time.

Mara
Sep. 22, 2009, 06:25 PM
So sad to see them go. I'm sure they are up there swapping racing stories now.


:cry: He was one I followed closely. So I took a lot of interest in his offspring, as well.
I hate seeing the ones I really felt a connection with go. . .

FatDinah
Sep. 22, 2009, 06:25 PM
His jockey Pat Day said he was the bravest horse he ever rode.

I will NEVER FORGET that dive to the rail to win the Preakness.

I didn't know that about Summer Bird, interesting.

VirginiaBred
Sep. 22, 2009, 06:26 PM
Not to mention he comes from one of the great female families in TB breeding.

VirginiaBred
Sep. 22, 2009, 07:04 PM
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/52664/summer-squall-euthanized

Acertainsmile
Sep. 22, 2009, 08:42 PM
RIP big guy... I remember him as a two yr old at Pimlico w/ Tim Koons, I think I got on him once or twice, this type of thing makes me feel really old.

pinkdiamondracing
Sep. 23, 2009, 07:37 AM
Ok--can we stop filling the stallion barn @ Rainbow Bridge Farm now?? I would think there are enough for now!!!:cry::cry::no::no:

Mara
Sep. 23, 2009, 09:11 AM
Ok--can we stop filling the stallion barn @ Rainbow Bridge Farm now?? I would think there are enough for now!!!:cry::cry::no::no:

I agree! Imagine the possible matings and crosses on that side of the bridge.
I suppose those studs who'd been pensioned are quite happy to be able to go back to work, though!

Kenike
Sep. 24, 2009, 12:53 AM
wow....:cry:

I'm speechless. RIP, beautiful boy :cry: