Top Oklahoma Sire Evansville Slew Dead at 20

The stallion's progeny have earned more than $18.3 million.

Evansville Slew, one of the top sires in Oklahoma in recent years, died Jan. 27 from complications related to colic, said Don Waits, manager of Randy Gammill’s Diamond G Ranch.

Evansville Slew, 20, was the top active sire in Oklahoma in 2011, according to the farm.

Evansville Slew, by Slew City Slew out of the Fappiano mare Shape Shifter, was foaled in 1992 and bred by Joseph Allen and J.D. Santen. He was a three-time stakes winner in 1994 at 2, including a victory in the grade II Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington Park.

Evansville Slew won five of seven starts and earned $338,040 in his career. As a sire he had 15 crops and 505 foals, 498 of them of racing age, with total progeny earnings of $18.3 million.

The stallion’s top earners are multiple graded-stakes winner March Magic (out of Bay Magic by Ack Ack), who banked $638,290; stakes-placed Foxie's Boy (out of Foxie by Foxhound), who won 17 of 90 starts for earnings of $464,908; and four-time stakes winner Cowboy Stuff (out of Deanne’s Lady by Dancing Chant), who won 11 of 25 starts for earnings of $428,280.

Diamond G Ranch, founded by Gammill in 1999, acquired Evansville Slew in 2006. Other stallions at the farm are Affirmatif, Lucky Lionel, and Tactical Cat.