Lake William, who completed his first year at stud at Patricia Youngman's Pepper Oaks Farm near Santa Ynez, Calif., died at Chino Equine Medical Center from complications due to an ulcerated colon.
Speaking about the 8-year-old son of Salt Lake
, Youngman said "the loss of Lake William was sudden and shocking. Everyone associated with the stallion really liked him. He will be missed greatly, and we now must look to the future and his first foals that will perhaps demonstrate why we had such faith in his potential."
Bred by William T. Young's Overbrook Farm, Lake William won seven of 21 starts and earned $320,091. Campaigned most of his career by Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss, he captured the 2001 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita and the Dayjur Handicap on grass at Hollywood Park during the time he raced for them.
Lake William's dam, Sol de Terre (by Mr. Prospector), is a full sister to Horse of the Year Conquistador Cielo.