The last reported son of Northern Dancer standing at stud, Shotiche, died Sept. 8 at Boehlke Ranch near Waverly, Minn., where he stood for 10 seasons. The graded stakes-winning stallion died from natural causes at the age of 27.
Shotiche who raced as a homebred for Juddmonte Farms, won the 1991 Rolling Green Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Golden Gate Fields in track-record time of 1:49.1. Shotiche ended his racing career with a record of 5-4-2 from his 18 starts and earnings of $208,818.
Retiring to stud in 1993, Shotiche stood at Park Stud in Ontario and then Timber Creek Farm in Iowa before he was acquired by Boehlke Ranch's Eugene Boehlke. From his 125 starters he sired 73 winners and two stakes winners including his chief earner Julia's Witt, and Appleton Handicap (gr. IIT) winner Associate.
The elder stallion remained active in the breeding shed and this season had two mares confirmed in foal.
"He was a great horse to be around," said Boehlke. "It was an honor to have him."