Wildcat Heir was not a great sire if you were looking for a potential Classic horse. But if you wanted speed and the kind of precocity that trains on well, he fit the bill beautifully, transmitting a fair share of the ability that made him a Grade I-winning sprinter. He set a North American record for freshman sires in 2009 with 39 juvenile winners that year. In 2014, he was represented by 138 winners. Eight were stakes winners including Grade II winner Wild Dude and Grade/Group III winners Daring Kathy and Tie Hand.
Last year the stallion got his first Grade I winner, Heir Kitty, and he may have a few more big winners in the pipeline. He has 38 named juveniles of 2015 as of today, and 66 live foals were reported to The Jockey Club in his 2014 crop. He served 93 mares last spring, and their foals will form his final legacy.
Rest in peace, big guy. You were a good one, and you'll be missed.