Hot Rod, aka CTW Hot Rod, was a handsome shiny black male, born May 23, 2002. Hot Rod's sire is the famous Grey's Statesman and his dam is Ramie, making him half brother to GALT's Ramie. His racing career started January 2, 2004 at Lincoln Park, Rhode Island, and ended at Corpus Christi on May 8, 2004. Hot Rod never had the opportunity to make it to his retirement couch. He succumbed to Von Willebrand's disease, a congenital bleeding disorder, after his neuter surgery on October 8, 2004. Run with the wind, Hot Rod - you are missed and will not be forgotten.