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She's a Winner, Dam of Bluegrass Cat, Euthanized at 25

Regally-bred daughter of A.P. Indy suffered from colic, WinStar announced.

Bluegrass Cat

Bluegrass Cat

Anne M. Eberhardt

Regally-bred multiple graded stakes-producing mare She's a Winner, the dam of 2006 Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) winner and stallion Bluegrass Cat, was euthanized Nov. 27 after suffering from colic, WinStar Farm reported Monday. She was 25 years old.

Bred in Kentucky by Ogden Mills Phipps, the 1996 unraced daughter of A.P. Indy out of the graded stakes-winning and graded stakes-producing Mr. Prospector mare Get Lucky descends from one of the strongest families in the stud book. She is a full sister to Supercharger, dam of 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Super Saver  and graded stakes winners Cyrus Alexander and Brethren ; 2010 Vosburgh Stakes (G1) winner Girolamo; multiple graded stakes winner Daydreaming, the dam of 2014 Man o' War Stakes (G1T) winner Imagining ; and graded stakes winner Accelerator. She is also a half sister to Malka (Deputy Minister), who produced 2015 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1) winner Got Lucky. Her second dam is grade 1 winner Dance Number, a half sister to Private Account and Polish Numbers, and the dam of Rhythm. This is also the family of the brilliant champion, stakes winner, and producer Numbered Account, who traces to the immortal and highly influential La Troienne.

"It's with great sadness that we share the news of She's a Winner who suffered a severe bout of colic Saturday morning," said Elliott Walden, WinStar's president, CEO, and racing manager. "Despite our best efforts to save her, the decision was made to humanely euthanize her. She meant the world to all of us here at WinStar. This family has been very good to us. She will be greatly missed."

In addition to Bluegrass Cat (Storm Cat), a WinStar Farm homebred who banked $1,761,280 in a stellar racing career, She's a Winner is also the dam of 2015 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (G2T) winner Dramedy (Distorted Humor), multiple graded stakes winner Lord of the Game (Saint Ballado), graded stakes-placed Cal Nation (Distorted Humor), and stakes winner Sonoma Cat (Storm Cat). She's a Winner's daughter Cool Storm (Storm Cat) produced 2016 Adirondack Stakes (G2) winner Nonna Mela and multiple stakes winner Nonna Madeline. Cool Storm sold for $800,000 to R.J. Bennett in 2016 when consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent to The November Sale, Fasig-Tipton's premier breeding stock sale in Lexington.

She's a Winner produced 15 foals as a broodmare, from which 11 started and nine won. To date, her progeny have earned a collective total of $3,009,756. Her last foal is the winning 4-year-old Carpe Diem  gelding Autograph.