The Storm Cat stallion Western Gambler has been relocated from New Mexico to Texas and will stand at South Plains Veterinary Clinic in Slaton, near Lubbock. He will stand for a fee of $750 as property of Louis “Bud” Farr, DVM.
Bred by Overbrook Farm out of the Gone West mare Western Eternity, Western Gambler sold for $275,000 as a 2-year-old. Although he did not reach the winner’s circle in six starts on the track, he has found success as a stallion. Among the horses he has sired are Texas-bred Worthington, a stakes winner at Ruidoso Downs and Louisiana Downs; Kimbell, twice stakes-placed last year; and Captain Gambler, a stakes winner and Group 1-placed runner in South Africa. The stallion’s newest stakes winner is Hute, who won the $85,000 Red Hedeman Mile Stakes at Sunland Park in February to improve his record to 4-2-1-0 with earnings of $70,200.