Political Whit died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the age of 24.
A 1993 Texas bred by Lines Of Power-Political Parody, Political Whit was a graded placed multiple stakes winner. Mike Whitler, who purchased Political Whit as a two-year-old in training, owned him throughout his racing and breeding careers.
His stats show a phenomenal career record of twelve wins, 6 seconds and 2 thirds from 23 starts with $347,190 in earnings, including consecutive wins in the Sam Houston Sprint Championship in 1997 and 1998. In 1997, he ran second in the G3 Maryland Breeders Cup Handicap at Pimlico and the G3 Finger Lakes Breeders Cup Stakes at Finger Lakes.
Political Whit entered stud in 2000. He stood two years each in Texas and Iowa respectively, before moving to Peach Lane Farms in Opelousas, Louisiana where he lived out the rest of his career. He sired 32 runners with total progeny earnings of $575,687 to date. His tope runner was Political Weapon (2001) who had 5 wins and $84,171 in earnings, and recent runner Heza Fox who has 6 wins and $82,300 in earnings through 2016.
He passed at Peach Lane Farm.