Regal Engagement

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Regal Engagement
Sire Cat Thief
Grandsire Storm Cat
Dam Puestera
Damsire Forty Niner
Sex Mare
Foaled 2003
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Helen C. Alexander & Stewart Armstrong
Owner Mark D. Spitzer
Trainer Carlos Martin
Record 7: 3-2-0
Earnings $257,980
Major wins
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (2006)
Busher Stakes (2006)
Last updated on June 17, 2011

Regal Engagement (foaled on February, 2003 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. The daughter of Cat Thief and granddaughter of both Storm Cat and Forty Niner is probably remembered for her score in the mile and an eighth Grade II $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2006.[1]

Three-year-old season[edit]

In late 2005, Regal Engagement broke her maiden in her second race at Aqueduct Racetrack. She came back in February in the 1 1/16 mile (8.5 furlongs) Busher Stakes for three-year-old fillies, winning under jockey Ramon Dominguez in 1:47.15 (a very slow time). In mid-April, she placed second to Miraculous Miss in the grade two Comely Stakes at one mile at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Black-Eyed Susan Stakes[edit]

Her connections skipped the Kentucky Oaks and entered the second jewel of America's de facto Filly Triple Crown, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. In the stretch, Regal Engagement drew even with pacesetter Smart N Pretty, who drifted out, bumping Regal Engagement before shaking her off to finish three lengths clear. The bumping incident drew a steward's inquiry and an objection by Regal Engagement's rider, Ramon Dominguez. The stewards disqualified Smart N Pretty and placed her second, awarding the victory to Regal Engagement. It was 2 lengths back to Baghdaria in third, while favorite She's an Eleven failed to rally and finished fifth.


In 2007, Regal Engagement was retired and purchased at the Keeneland November sale. In 2008, she had a foal by A.P. Indy.


Pedigree of Regal Engagement
Cat Thief

ch 1996

Storm Cat

br 1983

Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Turlingua Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Train Robbery

ch 1987

Alydar Raise a Native
No Robbery
Track Robbery Left at Home
Raise a Native

ch 1994

Forty Niner

ch 1985

Mr Prospector Gold Digger
Tom Rolfe
File Continue
Meadow Blue
Too Chic

bay 1989

Blushing Groom Red God
Runaway Bride
Remedia Dr Fager


  1. ^ [1] Pedigree On-line Thoroughbred Database