Cool Victor, sire of Canadian champion and classic winner Victor Cooley, was euthanized Dec. 12 because of the infirmities of old age. The 28-year-old son of Tentam had resided as a pensioner at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, since covering his last mare in 1999.
Cool Victor, who entered stud at Huntington Stud Farm in Ontario before moving to Windfields for the 1989 breeding season, sired nine stakes winners from 87 foals. All nine earned $100,000-plus. Victor Cooley, the richest of the group, earned $1,320,475. His big win came in the 1996 Queen's Plate Stakes (Can-IR) the year he was champion 3-year-old male.
Steve Stavro, who raced Cool Victor in partnership for part of the horse's career, bred and raced several of Cool Victor's top runners. They include Canadian sprinter champion Apelia, plus Megas Vukefalos, Volterra, and Debra's Victory. Apelia and Debra's Victory became important producers for Stavro's Knob Hill Stable.
Bred by Windfields founder, E.P. Taylor, Cool Victor raced for Windfields partway through his 3-year-old season. During his career, Cool Victor captured four of 15 starts and earned $18,582.
Cool Victor will be buried at Stavro's country estate in eastern Ontario alongside Bold Debra, dam of Megas Vukefalos and Debra's Victory.