Wildcat Heir was Florida’s leading sire in 2010, 2011 and 2013, as well as 2014. When Wildcat Heir’s first crop raced in 2009, he set a North American record by siring 39 two-year-old winners. He followed that breakout year by being North America’s leading second crop sire of 2010 by money earned.
In 2014, Wildcat Heir led all Florida stallions and ranked 24th in the nation with earnings of more than $6.2 million dollars.
Wildcat Heir was represented most recently by grade I stakes winner Heir Kitty, grade II stakes winner Wild Dude and stakes winners Rainbow Heir, Daring Kathy and Coco’s Wildcat.
“We’re truly saddened by the loss,” said Brent Fernung. “Wildcat Heir was the impetus for us starting Journeyman Stud in the first place. I feel fortunate to have been able to be associated with such a fine animal these past eight years.”
Wildcat Heir: Through the Lens of Louise Reinagel
- As a racehorse, won the Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash S. (G1) defeating graded stakes winners MIDAS EYES, CHAMPALI, GATORS N BEARS, SHAKE YOU DOWN, etc.
- Previous winners of the DeFrancis include CHEROKEE RUN, YES IT’S TRUE, MONTBROOK and SMOKE GLACKEN.
- Rated one of the best sprinters of his generation, having posted a 117 Beyer Speed Figure, ranking him just below GHOSTZAPPER (G1), COMMENTATOR (G1) and FOREST DANGER (G1), ahead of LOST IN THE FOG (G1) in races up to one mile.
- The best son of the late FOREST WILDCAT from the legendary sire line of Storm Cat.
- Ran 6 furlongs in 1:08 2/5.
- Graded Stakes placed 2YO who broke his maiden first time out in June of his 2YO year.