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- By Storm Cat- Tranquility Lake by Rahy
A Truly Fast Racehorse
Ran a Mile in 1:31.58
Over three seasons of racing, the impeccably bred
COURAGEOUS CAT has proven to be
one of North America’s premier milers. A son of Storm Cat out of
Grade 1 winner Tranquility Lake, and a full-brother to our own
exciting young stallion
AFTER MARKET, he is a horse
blessed with a rare alloy of speed, stamina, class, and
COURAGEOUS CAT has traveled
from New York to California, from Florida to Canada, and has
rarely come up wanting when the chips are down. Conditioned by
Hall of Famer Bill Mott for his breeders, Pam and Marty Wygod,
COURAGEOUS CAT, also a full to
the Group 2 winner and $9.7-million yearling Jalil, has won six
times and earned in excess of $1.1 million. His victories
include four graded wins over four different surfaces, including
an important Grade 1 tally in the Shoemaker Mile at Hollywood
COURAGEOUS CAT showed from the
beginning he was something special. As a 3-year-old, he broke
his maiden sprinting seven furlongs at Belmont, then wheeled
right back to take the A Gift S. over the same surface. Though
it came in an ungraded race, the performance raised eyebrows, as
COURAGEOUS CAT stopped the
clock for the 1 1/16 miles in a wicked 1:39 3/5, and the horse
he beat, Al Khali, came back to win a graded race in his next
COURAGEOUS CAT was even more
impressive in his next, the nine-furlong G2 Hall of Fame S. at
Saratoga. Against the storied backdrop of the Spa,
COURAGEOUS CAT was on the lead
after a mile in 1:33 4/5 and flew home in a brilliant 1:45 4/5,
which established a new stakes record while carving nearly four
ticks off the old mark.
COURAGEOUS CAT was replicating
his older brother
AFTER MARKET’s feat in winning
the Hall of Fame, and Mott was full of praise. “This [win] was
very good,” he told The Blood-Horse. “This horse is probably a
little quicker than [After Market]. Maybe he has a little more
natural speed [and is] quicker on his feet.”
“The sky’s the limit the way he carried me today,” jockey Kent
Desormeaux added. “I just got so much confidence in him. He’s a
very, very nice horse. He’s going to be something special. He’ll
win a Grade 1.”
After a close-up third in the G1 Jamaica H. back at Belmont,
COURAGEOUS CAT nearly lived up
to Desormeaux’s boast on the world’s biggest stage. In the G1
Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita,
COURAGEOUS CAT took over after
three-quarters in 1:08 1/5 and led into deep stretch before
finding only the great Goldikova (Ire) too strong. He finished a
half-length back of that esteemed miss while earning plaudits
for a gutsy run.
“It was a huge effort,” Mott said. “I thought he might win it.
He ran a winning race.”
Returning at age 4 in the one-mile, G3 Canadian Turf S. at
COURAGEOUS CAT showed what he
was made of with a victory that can only be described as
scintillating. Said the Brisnet.com report, “After closely
stalking wicked early splits of :23 1/5, :43 4/5 and 1:08 2/5,
the Breeders’ Cup Mile runner-up disposed of the pacesetter, but
had to withstand a tenacious challenge…in deep stretch. He
gamely prevailed by a head, just missing the course record when
finishing the mile in
The final time, incidentally, also just missed the world record
for a mile on grass.
COURAGEOUS CAT was better than ever. In his seasonal debut
in the one-mile G3 Poker H. at Belmont, he aired by 2 1/2
lengths, then was sent across the country to contest the G1
Shoemaker Mile against the likes of Caracortado and defending
champ Victor’s Cry. In another sterling performance, he held off
the former while completing the mile in a sizzling 1:33.19. Said
DRF’s Steve Andersen, “COURAGEOUS
CAT’s gritty win in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Shoemaker
Mile at Hollywood Park left winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela in
a forecasting mood after the race. ‘I can almost guarantee he’ll
win the Breeders’ Cup Mile, even if they bring that filly [Goldikova]
over,’ Valenzuela said.” Unfortunately, all hope was lost for
COURAGEOUS CAT in the Mile when, as he was poised to make a
move in upper stretch, a rival came over abruptly and forced him
to check hard.
COURAGEOUS CAT retired to Lane’s End with six wins, four in
graded company, and earnings of $1,165,760.
One needs to look no further than
COURAGEOUS CAT’s page to see the source of his dynamic
physical abilities. His dam, Tranquility Lake, was one of Rahy’s
best race fillies. First or second in 18 of 27 and an earner of
over $1.6 million, Tranquility Lake was a Grade 1 filly on dirt
and a Grade 1 winner on turf for the Wygods. A half to multiple
Grade 2 winner and successful sire Benchmark, Tranquility Lake
was produced by a half-sister to G1 Belmont S. winner Caveat.
Tranquility Lake’s first foal was the brilliant
AFTER MARKET, a dual Grade 1 winner of over $900,000. Her
second foal was Jalil, a Keeneland September sales topper, at
COURAGEOUS CAT made it three graded winners from as many to
hit the track.
Lane’s End, having bought an interest in
COURAGEOUS CAT, had as much confidence in the flashy bay’s
innate ability as his connections, and has just as much
COURAGEOUS CAT’s potential as a stallion. Call today to
discuss his introductory fee as both commercial and
breed-to-race operations can afford to put some “courage” into
their breeding programs.
For 2013, Lane's End, and Marty and Pam Wygod have
relocated this remarkable stallion to Questroyal North to take
advantage of the exceptional New Breeding program with New
York's large purses and extensive rich Breeding Awards Program.
15 - 6 wins, 3 seconds, 2 thirds - $1,165,760.
Pam Wygod, Martin Wygod & William S. Farish
Pam & Martin Wygod
15 Starts: 6 - 3 - 2, $1,165,760
Won National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. (G2), A Gift S.
2nd Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) To Goldikova
3rd Jamaica H. (G1)
Won Canadian Turf S. (G3)
3rd Shadwell Turf Mile S. (G1)
Won Shoemaker Mile (G1,Hol,8FT), Poker S. (G3,Bel,8FT)
2nd Woodbine Mile (G1,Wo,8FT)
Foaled April 14, 2006.
Entered stud in 2012 at Lane's End Farm, Kentucky.
Courageous Cat has been relocated to Questroyal
North, Stillwater, New York for the 2013 North American
PEDIGREE EVALUATION :
Courageous Cat (USA)
b. C, 2006
has a Dosage Index
( DP = 7-5-10-0-0 (22) DI = 3.40 CD = 0.86
to Lane’s End with six wins, four in graded company, and earnings of
One needs to look no
page to see the source of his dynamic physical abilities. His dam,
Tranquility Lake, was one of Rahy’s best race fillies. First or second
in 18 of 27 and an earner of over $1.6 million, Tranquility Lake was a
Grade 1 filly on dirt and a Grade 1 winner on turf for the Wygods. A
half to multiple Grade 2 winner and successful sire Benchmark,
Tranquility Lake was produced by a half-sister to G1 Belmont S. winner
Caveat. Tranquility Lake’s first foal was the brilliant
a dual Grade 1 winner of over $900,000. Her second foal was Jalil, a
Keeneland September sales topper, at $9,700,000 and
made it three graded winners from as many to hit the track. HIs HIghness
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who has global interests in racing, is
planning to send Jalil to stud in China.
Call me at 201-362-5619 to discuss
your matings for Courageous Cat. Courageous Cat is an ideal outcross for Mr.
Prospector and Seattle Slew pedigrees.
Courageous Cat would make an
interesting mating for those mares that have Blushing Groom bloodlines and
makes an exceptional inbreeding to the remarkable Blushing Groom.
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This is the same Pedigree nick as the Great Giant's Causeway. This is among
the fastest Milers to Ever Run and certainly the Great Storm Cat's fastest
All of those ground breaking attributes are offered in the remarkable New
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Available while seasons are available
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