Prominent Broodmare Crimson Saint Dead at 32
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2001 11:14 AM
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2001 3:55 PM
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Storm Cat, North America's leading sire, was produced from Terlingua, a daughter of top producer Crimson Saint.
Crimson Saint, who developed into a treasure trove for Central Kentucky horseman Tom Gentry, died May 12 at John Willard's Offutt-Cole Farm near Midway, Ky., where she had spent the last six years of her retirement. Crimson Saint was owned by Gentry's son, Olin.
Purchased by the elder Gentry for $295,000 at 1976 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Crimson Saint produced Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner and successful stallion Royal Academy, plus grade II winners Terlingua and Pancho Villa and restricted stakes winner Alydariel. Crimson Saint's descendants also include leading sire Storm Cat. Overall, Gentry sold 10 of Crimson Saint's offspring as yearlings for a total of $17,775,000.
"She was the proudest horse I've ever seen," Olin Gentry said. "Even as a 20-year-old mare, she looked as though she was ready to go right back to the track, and until the end, she never let her lower lip sag. She will be sorely missed."
Bred by Dr. William Lockridge, Crimson Saint (Crimson Satan--Bolero Rose, by Bolero) won seven of 11 races and earned $91,770. She was buried at Gentry's home and farm in Fayette County, Ky.
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