Wildcat Heir: Florida's leading sire of 2012 by North American earnings
Thursday, January 03, 2013 Share on Facebook RSS Feeds
For the third straight year Wildcat Heir finished atop the Florida General Sire List in North American earnings. His 2012 total of $4,478,745 also marked the third straight year his progeny have surpassed the $4.4 million mark.

Wildcat Heir's total of 107 winners ranked second in Florida, while his 57 repeat winners was tops in that category. Additionally, he ranks fourth on the 2-year-old Florida sires list for 2012.

Wildcat Heir's leading earner of 2012 was the 5-year-old mare Derwin's Star, who captured the Grade 3 Bed o' Roses H. at Belmont Park, as well as running second in the Grade 1 Ballerina S. at Saratoga. Derwin's Star tallied $233,000 in her six starts last year.

Other standout runners by the Journeyman stallion include Tie Hand (VEN), a two-time Group 3 winner in his native country; Depeche Chat, winner of the $100,000 Franklin-Simpson Mile over the Kentucky Downs turf; Kerlan Memorial H. winner John Johny Jak; and Wild About Marie, who took the Unbridled Sidney S. at Churchill Downs.

With over $15 million in progeny earnings from his first four crops to race, Wildcat Heir enters the 2013 season at Journeyman Stud for a fee of $8,000 LFS&N.

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