Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Thoroughbred stallion Devon Lane died on Monday at TNL Farm in Bosque, New Mexico. He was 19.
According to Daniel Lucas, manager of the syndicate that owned Devon Lane, the gray son of Storm Cat and the Relaunch mare To The Hunt died from a terminal cardiovascular event while breeding a mare at TNL.
“The syndicate wishes to thank (TNL owners) Terry and Nan Lane and their entire staff for their dedication to and love for Devon through the years,” Lucas said in a statement. “He will be missed by all.”
Devon Lane raced from 1996-97 and earned $6,488 from seven starts. The stallion's three wins were all earned at Ruidoso Downs during his 3-year-old campaign in '96.
A half brother to multiple Grade 1 winners Stellar Jayne and Starrer, Devon Lane sired the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse earners of more than $10.4 million. His Thoroughbred starters included River's Prayer, a California-bred mare who earned $921,958 and won six stakes from 2005-07, including the 2007 Princess Rooney Handicap (G1) at Calder Racecourse in Miami, Florida.
Devon Lane's Quarter Horse foals banked more than $1.7 million and included Devons Easy Lane, an earner of $357,276 from 2003-11 and winner of the '08 New Mexico Cup 870 Championship (R) at Zia Park, and Devons Signature, a colt who ran third in champion DM Shicago's 2004 All American Futurity (G1).