Discreet Cat

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Discreet Cat
GrandsireStorm Cat
DamPretty Discreet
DamsirePrivate Account
CountryUnited States
BreederE. Paul Robsham
OwnerJoyce Robsham
Godolphin Stables
TrainerStanley M. Hough
Saeed bin Suroor
Record9: 6-0-2
Major wins
Cigar Mile Handicap (2006)
Jerome Breeders' Cup Handicap (2006)
UAE Derby (2006)
Timeform rating: 127
Co-World Champion 3-Year-Old (2006)
Last updated on March 23, 2010

Discreet Cat is a thoroughbred race horse. As a foal of 2003 (May 1), the bay colt won the UAE Derby in March 2006. He was then shipped to the United States, but did not race in the Kentucky Derby or any other Triple Crown races.


Discreet Cat is owned by Godolphin Stables. He was trained by Saeed bin Suroor and has been ridden by Javier Castellano, Frankie Dettori, and Garrett Gomez.


Bred in Kentucky by E. Paul Robsham, Discreet Cat was sired by Forestry (by Storm Cat) out of Grade I winner Pretty Discreet (by Private Account).

His career earnings stand at $1,554,180. His current stud fee is $30,000, he stands at Darley's Jonabell farm in Lexington, Ky.

Dubai World Cup[edit]

On March 31, 2007, Discreet Cat ran in the Dubai World Cup against U.S. Horse of the Year Invasor. He suffered his first career loss in seven starts as Invasor would go on to win the race while Discreet Cat finished last in a field of seven.

Following his loss in the Dubai World Cup, Discreet Cat's handlers announced an abscess had been found in the horse's throat. He did not return to racing until September 30, 2007 when he finished third in the Vosburgh Stakes at New York's Belmont Park. His final race was a third-place finish in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Monmouth Park on October 26, 2007.


Finish Race Distance Track Condition
3rd Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile One Mile Monmouth Park Sloppy (sealed)
3rd Vosburgh Stakes (Grade I) 6 Furlongs Belmont Park
7th Dubai World Cup (Group 1) 2000 metres Nad Al Sheba Fast
1st Cigar Mile Handicap (Grade I) One Mile Aqueduct Race Track Good
1st Jerome Breeders' Cup Handicap (Grade II) One Mile Belmont Park Good
1st Allowance One Mile Saratoga Fast
1st UAE Derby (Group 2) 1800 metres Nad Al Sheba Fast
1st Areej Trophy 1600 metres Nad Al Sheba
1st Maiden Six Furlongs Saratoga Race Course Fast

Stud career[edit]

Discreet Cat currently stands as a stallion at Darley Stud in Japan.[1]

Notable stock[edit]

Discreet Cat has currently sired four individual Group 1 winners:

c = colt, f = filly, g = gelding

Foaled Name Sex Major Wins
2010 Dads Caps c Carter Handicap (2014,2015)
2010 Discreet Marq f Del Mar Oaks (2013)
2011 Secret Compass f Chandelier Stakes (2013)
2015 Secret Spice f Beholder Mile Stakes (2019)


  1. ^ "Discreet Cat Stallion". Godolphin. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.