04/28/2011 4:45PM

Stormello, promising young sire, dies from colic

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Grade 1 winner Stormello, whose first crop are 2-year-olds in 2011, was euthanized April 26 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington due to complications from colic, Vinery Kentucky announced Thursday.

The Stormy Atlantic horse was 7.

Stormello won the Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity and Grade 2 Norfolk Breeders’ Cup Stakes in 2006 and placed in four other graded races during his career, earning $700,100 from three wins in 11 starts. He entered stud at Vinery in 2008.

Trainer William Currin also owned and bred Stormello in partnership with Alvin Eisman.

“He was gorgeous,” Currin said. “His enormous heart for racing thrilled us. We look forward to seeing his babies on the racetrack, and we cherish our memories of him.

Stormello was out of the Carson City mare Wilshewed.