02/28/2007 12:00AM

Sale colt who died had aneurysm


A $900,000 Storm Cat colt who collapsed and died after breezing Sunday at the Fasig-Tipton Calder sale's under-tack show died of an aneurysm, a necropsy has shown.

A 2-year-old son of Gone to the Moon, the colt was pointing for the March 6 select juvenile sale at Calder Race Course in Miami, Fla. Consigned by Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo, he had just completed an eighth-mile work in 10.20 seconds when he fell and died on the track. The colt's body was taken to the University of Florida in Gainesville, where a necropsy revealed the cause of death to be an aneurysm that caused the mesenteric artery to rupture. The artery supplies blood to the intestinal tract.