Edited press release
The first of only three possible foals from legendary sire Storm Cat's last crop was foaled Feb. 3. The bay filly out of Earle I. Mack's mare Western Princess was foaled at Denali Stud near Lexington.
It is believed only three mares were pronounced in-foal to Storm Cat prior to his retirement in May 2008.
Gary Bush, farm manager at Denali Stud said, "She's a very leggy filly and both she and the mare appear in good health. We called Mr. Mack with the good news and he is very pleased. We are excited to have them on the farm and expect many of our visitors will want to see this filly."
Western Princess, by Gone West, was a stakes-placed winner at 2. She is from the family of grade I winner November Snow, who was also owned and raced by Mack.
Storm Cat, a grade I winner at 2, was North America's leading sire in 1999 and 2000. He leaves a legacy as a sire-of-sires and leading broodmare-sire. He also commanded a stud fee of $500,000 until just prior to his retirement.