Bluegrass Cat

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Bluegrass Cat
Sire Storm Cat
Dam She's a Winner
Damsire A.P. Indy
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2003
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder WinStar Farm
Owner WinStar Farm
Trainer Todd Pletcher
Record 11: 5-4-0
Earnings $1,761,280
Major wins

Nashua Stakes (2005)
Remsen Stakes (2005)
Sam F Davis Stakes (2006)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2006)

American Classic Race placing:
Kentucky Derby 2nd (2006)
Belmont Stakes 2nd (2006)
Last updated on November 4, 2006

Bluegrass Cat is a thoroughbred race horse. Foaled on January 23, 2003, he finished second in the 2006 Kentucky Derby, 6.5 lengths behind Barbaro.


Owned and bred by WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, he is trained by Todd Pletcher. In the Derby, he was ridden by Ramon A. Dominguez. (Distorted Humor, Tiznow, Speightstown, and Victory Gallop stand at stud at WinStar Farm.)

Two-year-old season[edit]

As a two-year-old, Bluegrass Cat broke his maiden in his second lifetime start in a seven furlong race at Belmont Park. In his third career race, he won the Nashua Stakes, also at Belmont. He was ridden by regular jockey John R. Velazquez and finished the mile in 1:38.02. In his next race, he won the 1 1/8 mile Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. It was his first two-turn race, and his time was 1:52.20.

Three-year-old season[edit]


By Storm Cat out of She's A Winner, Bluegrass Cat is related to such horses as A.P. Indy, Secretariat, Bold Ruler, Northern Dancer, and Seattle Slew.


Finish Race Distance Track Condition
2nd Travers Stakes One and One-Quarter Miles Saratoga Race Course Fast
1st Haskell Invitational Handicap One and One-Eighth Miles Monmouth Park Racetrack Fast
2nd Belmont Stakes One and One-Half Miles Belmont Park Fast
2nd Kentucky Derby One and One-Quarter Miles Churchill Downs Fast
4th Blue Grass Stakes One and One-Eighth Miles Keeneland Race Course Fast
2nd Tampa Bay Derby One and One-Sixteenth Miles Tampa Bay Downs Fast
1st Sam F Davis Stakes One and One-Sixteenth Miles Tampa Bay Downs Fast
1st Remsen Stakes One and One-Eighth Miles Aqueduct Racetrack Fast
1st Nashua Stakes One Mile Belmont Park Fast
1st Maiden Seven Furlongs Belmont Park Fast
8th Maiden Four and One-Half Furlongs Churchill Downs Fast

Finish Line[edit]

Although he came out of the 2006 Travers in seemingly good shape, the next morning he was found to be lame in his right hind pastern. Xrays showed he had a nondisplaced fracture. Bluegrass Cat is now retired from racing with five wins and four places out of eleven starts, and earnings of $1,761,280. He'll be going home to WinStar to stand at stud for $50,000 beginning in 2007.