With five 2-year-old winners in 2013, including three over the July 4th holiday weekend, Wildcat Heir sits atop the Florida 2-year-old winners sire list.
The weekend got off to a big start on Independence Day when The Boot Wildcat broke his maiden in gate to wire fashion going 4 ½ furlongs at Gulfstream Park, winning the maiden special weight contest by 2 1/4-lengths. The final time of :51.56 set a track record for the distance. The Florida bred is owned by Monarch Stables and trained by Frank Bertolino.
Two days later at Gulfstream, Wildcat Heir scored a pair of 2-year-old winners, with Joann's Wildcat and Copy Catter breaking their maidens.
First time starter Joann's Wildcat was a 2 3/4-length winner in the first race of the day, going 4 ½ furlongs in the maiden special weight for fillies. The bay filly has the same connections as The Boot Wildcat.
Copy Catter, also making his debut, was an eye-catching eight length winner at the same 4 ½ furlong distance, just missing The Boot Wildcat's mark by 0.15 seconds. Owned by his breeder Murray Stroud, Copy Catter is out of the Our Emblem mare Raebear.
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