DALLAS, TX. (THECOUNT) — The Western performance horse industry has changed forever with the loss of an undeniable legend, High Brow Cat. The stallion was 31.

The all-time leading sire was “humanely euthanized” earlier this week, co-owner Darren Blanton confirmed Thursday.


“We all loved him and this was a difficult decision,” Blanton said. “It’s a sad time for us. But, we had no choice — he was 31 and it was time. It wasn’t painful for him, but it was painful for him to continue.”

An Equi-Stat Elite $82 Million Sire at the time of his death, High Brow Cat has arguably made the biggest impact on the cutting horse industry of any stallion in the sport’s history. His sons and daughters have carried the industry into the 21st century, reports QuarterHorseNews.

Geo quick facts: Dallas, a modern metropolis in north Texas, is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. In the Arts District, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Crow Collection of Asian Art cover thousands of years of art. The sleek Nasher Sculpture Center showcases contemporary sculpture – wikipedia.