A son of Storm Bird out of the Bold Ruler mare Intrepid Lady, Squadron Leader won two of 12 races and earned $49,008. His added-money win came in the Jim Bowie Stakes on grass as a 2-year-old. Squadron Leader stood at Anderson Acres in Kentucky before he was moved to Minnesota.
Stakes winner Squadron Leader was euthanized March 2 because of complications from a breeding shed accident. The 10-year-old stallion stood at Henry Hanson's Hanson Farm near Adrian, Minn., and is represented by the earners of more than $425,000.