I'ma Hell Raiser, one of Louisiana's top stallions following his arrival from Kentucky, was euthanized June 28 at Don Stemmans' Traders Rest Farm near Carencro, La. The 27-year-old son of Raise a Native out of the I'm For More mare I'm For Mama stood since the late 1990s at Traders Rest and was buried at the farm.
I'ma Hell Raiser's 20 stakes winners included Littlebitapleasure, who won eight stakes among her 29 career triumphs. A member of her sire's first crop, Littlebitapleasure also excelled as a broodmare, producing grade II winners Littlebitlively
and Built for Pleasure. Littlebitlively earned $1.3 million. I'ma Hell Raiser's other stakes winners included such multiple added-money winners as Tricky and Miss Spentyouth. As a broodmare sire, he also is represented by grade I winner Stop Traffic.
Bred and raced by C.P. Kimmel, I'm a Hell Raiser won or placed in nine of 10 starts as a 3-year-old in his only year of racing, including placings in the 1980 Arlington Classic (gr. II), Sheridan Handicap (gr. II), and Wait A Bit Stakes. He retired to stud to Dr. E.W. Thomas' High Point Farm near Lexington.
I'ma Hell Raiser, who covered mares for most of the 2003 breeding seasons, is represented by some 15 offspring this year. He is buried at Traders Rest.