11/15/2004 12:00AM

Littrell of Viking Stud dies at 50


Rick Littrell, who owned Viking Stud in Lexington, Ky., with his wife, Pam, died Thursday night at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. The cause of death was a blood clot in his lung. He was 50.

Littrell was a familiar consignor at Kentucky auctions. On Tuesday, at the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Viking Stud sold a $650,000 Grand Slam-Heavenly Cat colt to Glen Hill Farm. The Littrells consigned the colt on behalf of regular client Helen Andrews of Twin Hopes Farm. Other clients included ClassicStar, pinhooker Jerry Bailey, Lance Robinson, and Lynn Schiff.

Littrell is survived by his wife; sons Mike and Joe; two granddaughters, Emily and Michaela Littrell; brothers Ralph, Robert, and Michael Trumble; and sisters Mary Ann Garnett and Joyce Torcini.

Graveside services were to take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Memory Gardens on Paris Pike.