Leading New Mexico Sire Attila’s Storm Dies At Age 19

Attila’s Storm, a regular presence at the top of New Mexico’s sire list, died on June 23 after suffering a heart attack following colic surgery at Franklin Veterinary Clinic in Ruidoso Downs, N.M., BloodHorse reports.

The 19-year-old son of Forest Wildcat last stood at Double LL Farms in Belen, N.M. after selling for $90,000 as part of the 2020 dispersal of owner R.D. Hubbard on ThoroughbredAuctions.com. He’d resided at different farms around the state since retiring to stud in 2008 as a candidate to breed both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses.

Attila’s Storm won five of 18 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $534,983. He raced primarily on the East Coast, highlighted by wins in the Grade 3 Toboggan Handicap and listed Fall Highweight Handicap. he also finished second in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes.

The horse competed in two editions of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, finishing fourth at Belmont Park in 2005 and fifth in the 2006 running at Churchill Downs.

Runners by Attila’s Storm have earned more than $14.3 million on the racetrack, led by five-time stakes winners Waltzing Attila and Stormin the Jewels, along with other multiple stakes winners Hush’s Storm, Thermal, and Go for a Stroll.

Bred in Kentucky by Lajos Kengye, Attila’s Storm is out of the Magesterial mare Sweet Symmetry.

Read more at BloodHorse.

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