WinStar Farm’s Tourist, a multiple Grade 1 winner by Tiznow, sired his first winner when Kactus Kate kicked off her racing career with a decisive two-length victory in a 4 ½-furlong maiden special weight at Emerald Downs on Wednesday, July 1.
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Kactus Kate broke sharply and vied for command early. She took over the lead at the top of the stretch and the fleet-footed Kentucky-bred filly kicked clear of her rivals in the lane, rolling to a clear-cut score.
An Oak Crest Farm homebred out of the winning Woodman mare Desert Liaison, a half-sister to multiple stakes winners Broad Appeal and Inclinator, Kactus Kate is a half-sister to Frizette S. (G1) winner Sutra and stakes winner Karula.
“Tourist is Tiznow’s most accomplished son at stud, and It’s exciting to see his first 2-year-olds showing their precocity,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar’s president, CEO, and racing manager. “We are looking forward to him carrying on the sire line.”
A multiple Grade 1-winning miler and the winner of the fastest Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) in history, taking the 2016 renewal in 1:31.71, which is also the fastest mile ever run in a Grade 1 race, Tourist is a WinStar homebred son of back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Tiznow. Trained by Bill Mott and campaigned by WinStar Farm, Wachtel Stable, and Gary Barber, Tourist posted seven triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures in his outstanding career and retired with $2,170,340 in career earnings. Tourist is out of the multiple stakes-producing Unbridled’s Song mare Unbridled Melody, dam of four stakes winners to date.
For more information about Tourist, contact Sean Tugel, Liam O’Rourke, or Chris Knehr at (859) 873-1717.