11/13/2007 12:00AM

Cutlass Reality euthanized at 25

EmailCutlass Reality, who won two Grade 1 races and earned $1,405,660 from ages 2 to 7, died at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif., on Oct. 3, according to farm manager Dave McGlothlin. Cutlass Reality was 25 and had stood as a stallion at Harris Farms since his retirement in 1989. The horse was euthanized after developing laminitis.

Bred by Jaime Carrion, Cutlass Reality won 14 of 66 starts, finished second in 12 others, and was third in 9. Cutlass Reality had his most noteworthy season in 1988, after partners Howard Crash and Jim Hankoff shipped him from the East Coast to California. That year, he won six graded stakes, including the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup and Grade 1 Californian Stakes.

At stud, Cutlass Reality got such stakes performers as Cantua Creek, It's a Reality, and Reality Changes.

"He was a blue-collar stallion who never really had that exceptional runner," McGlothlin said. "He just had a lot of very solid, durable horses."