Bluegrass Cat Jumps Out Early
Monday, July 19, 2010
The grade I-winning Bluegrass Cat is off and running with his first crop of 2-year-olds in 2010. He is the leading first-crop sire with more than $220,000 in progeny earnings and seven winners so far (through July 11). He is the product of crossing a sire and damsire that have a common broodmare sire as both Storm Cat and A.P. Indy are out of Secretariat mares.

The WinStar Farm stallion is also doubled to Northern Dancer, grandsire of Storm Cat and sire of Dance Number. Dance Number is the third dam of Bluegrass Cat. Doubling both Northern Dancer and Secretariat is enough to do well. Indeed, the pair nick together very well, and if one cross is good, two crosses are better. Bluegrass Cat is from a scorching hot branch of the best family on earth. His dam, She’s a Winner, is a sister to Supercharger, dam of 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver. The next three dams are all graded winners and graded producers.

Bluegrass Cat’s fourth dam is the brilliant runner and producer Numbered Account whose fifth dam is the immortal La Troienne. Sired by Buckpasser, whose third dam is La Troienne, Numbered Account is thus 4X5 La Troienne. Fact is, She’s a Winner is 4X4 to Buckpasser, who is also the sire of Lassie Dear, the second dam of A.P. Indy. My Charmer, the dam of Seattle Slew (sire of A.P. Indy) is 3X3 to the dams Striking and Busher, who are full sisters out of Baby League—a daughter of La Troienne. Her highness is thus present five times in She’s a Winner and in Supercharger. They have 2-year-olds by Distorted Humor named Cal Nation and Brethren, who are a pair worth noting in future book action and stable mail lists as Distorted Humor has bagged Any Given Saturday , Endorsement, and Z Humor from mares by A.P. Indy.

You will have no trouble believing all of the 2-year-old winners to date by Bluegrass Cat are linebred to La Troienne.
Justify makes history with Belmont S. (G1) win title=

Justify makes history with Belmont S. (G1) win

Justify certified his place in racing immortality when he won 150th Belmont S. (G1), defeating Gronkowski by nearly to length to become the 13th winner of the historic Triple Crown...

[read more]

King Humor rules in the Ocala Flame S. title=
Distorted Humor

King Humor rules in the Ocala Flame S.

Undefeated King Humor quickly recovered after a slow start to lead nearly the entire way in the $75,000 Ocala Flame S. on June 7 at Gulfstream Park, ultimately winning by a half-length. The 3-year-old Distorted Humor colt is now three-for-three lifetime, with all three of his wins coming at Gulfstream for owner Heczor Investments Corp. and trainer Victor Barboza, Jr. The chestnut colt's earnings stand at $101,235. A bit tardy at the break, King Humor rushed to the lead soon after. Zipping through the first half-mile in :44.98, he dug in gamely in the stretch to hold off Powerful Venezuela to earn his first stakes victory. The Kentucky-bred winner is the second foal out of the Pleasant Tap mare Taptam, a six-time stakes winner who also placed in the Apple Blossom H. (G1). Distorted Humor is the sire of 145 lifetime stakes winners and 67 graded stakes winners worldwide. This year, his runners have earned nearly $3 million to date and won or placed in 11 stakes.

[read more]

Justify draws post 1 for Belmont S. (G1) title=

Justify draws post 1 for Belmont S. (G1)

Justify's Triple Crown quest in Saturday's Belmont S. (G1) will begin from the inside post position in the field of 10 3-year-olds going the 1 ½-mile “Test of Champions”...

[read more]

Justify has final pre-Belmont S. (G1) workout title=

Justify has final pre-Belmont S. (G1) workout

Justify completed his major prep work for the June 9 Belmont S. (G1) with a five-furlong breeze on Monday morning at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

Mr Paytience trounces foes in TDN Rising Star performance title=
Paynter

Mr Paytience trounces foes in TDN Rising Star performance

Mr Paytience's victory in a maiden special weight contest Sunday at Santa Anita Park was one of the most dynamic wins for a 2-year-old thus far this year...

[read more]

Gallant Catholic Boy prevails in Pennine Ridge S. (G3) title=
More Than Ready

Gallant Catholic Boy prevails in Pennine Ridge S. (G3)

Catholic Boy made one of the most remarkable comebacks of the year in Saturday's Pennine Ridge S. (G3) at Belmont Park...

[read more]

Undefeated Tiznow filly scores first stakes win title=
Tiznow

Undefeated Tiznow filly scores first stakes win

Sirenusa ran her record to a perfect 3-for-3 three with a three-length score in the Northbound Pride Oaks on Memorial Day at Canterbury Park...

[read more]

Analyze the Odds storms home to take the Mike Lee S. title=
Overanalyze

Analyze the Odds storms home to take the Mike Lee S.

Analyze the Odds came from last to first in the final quarter-mile to win the $125,000 Mike Lee S. at Belmont Park on Memorial Day...

[read more]

Dark Artist breaks through in Monmouth's Boiling Spring S. title=
Paynter

Dark Artist breaks through in Monmouth's Boiling Spring S.

Dark Artist, a 3-year-old Paynter filly, earned her first stakes win in Saturday's $75,000 Boiling Springs S. at Monmouth Park...

[read more]

F-T Midlantic Sale closes with $300,000 Bodemeister colt title=
Bodemeister

F-T Midlantic Sale closes with $300,000 Bodemeister colt

Leading Third-Crop sire Bodemeister's top seller at the May 21-22 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in Training Sale came on Tuesday...

[read more]