Prominent Broodmare Pennant Fever Dead

Prominent Broodmare Pennant Fever Dead
Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese
Raging Fever, one of two graded stakes winners produced from Pennant Fever.
Pennant Fever, a grade I producer for Edward P. Evans, died Feb. 24 at Kesmarc rehabilitation center near Versailles, Ky., following a three-year battle with laminitis. The 15-year-old daughter of Seattle Slew was in foal to Forestry.

Pennant Fever produced the graded stakes-winning full siblings Raging Fever and Stormin Fever  . A daughter of Storm Cat, Raging Fever won three New York grade I stakes and ended her career a millionaire. She was retired to Evans' broodmare band last September and has been bred to Gone West.

Stormin Fever, whose big win also came in New York, stands at stud at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

Bred by Allaire du Pont and Woodstock Enterprises, Pennant Fever won three of 15 races and earned $87,222 for Evans while trained by D. Wayne Lukas. She ran third in the 1991 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. III) as a 2-year-old at Churchill Downs.

Pennant Fever produced six named foals, one of which, Roaring Fever, is a graded stakes-placed son of Storm Cat. Her youngest foal is an unnamed Storm Cat yearling filly.

Pennant Fever's death came shortly after the January deaths of Evans' broodmares Withallprobability and With Ability. Withallprobability, dam of grade I winner With Ability, also had succumbed to laminitis.

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