Cowtown Cat gets his first Grade 1 and 'Derby' winner
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Share on Facebook RSS Feeds
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Bigman in Town was just that in the Grade 1, $550,000 Trinidad and Tobago Derby on Sept. 23, as the 3-year-old Cowtown Cat rolled to a dominating 4 1/2-victory over his 11 rivals.

The wide-blazed chestnut is the first graded stakes winner for his sire, who sits in second on the 2013 Florida Second Crop Sire earnings list, behind only fellow Journeyman stallion Circular Quay.

Bigman in Town was all alone at the end of the mile and a quarter affair, pulling away from the field at the three furlong mark after prompting the early pace. Leading American rider Javier Castellano flew in to ride the most prestigious race on the local calendar.

Bred in Jamaica and owned by Baskaran Bassawh, Bigman in Town is out of the unraced Buddha mare My Morning Prayer, whose dam Morning Sun was a two-time stakes winner.

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