Wildcat Heiress goes gate to wire in Esplanade
Sunday, December 19, 2010 Share on Facebook RSS Feeds
Wildcat Heiress capped an excellent 2010 with a victory in the $60,000 Esplanade S. at Fair Grounds. The Dec. 18th win was the fourth in five career starts, all this year for the 3-year-old filly by Wildcat Heir, who finished second in her only loss.

Wildcat Heiress came out running in the 5 1/2-furlong Esplanade (VIDEO), opening up two lengths in the first furlong. She continued to dictate an uncontested pace around the turn and into the stretch. She pulled away late for a final margin of 3 1/4-lengths on the wire. The final time was 1:04.14.

Bred in Florida by Clover Leaf Farms II, Wildcat Heiress began her career on Sept. 5 with a maiden win at Hoosier Park. After losing her next out at the same track a few weeks later, she won allowance races at both Keeneland and Churchill Downs.

Owner Ron McCauley bought Wildcat Heiress at the 2009 OBS Open 2-year-old sale for $40,000. She has now earned $123,372.

Wildcat Heir is Florida's leading sire of 2010, with progeny earnings in excess of $4.4 million. He is the only Florida stallion above the $4 million mark. He is also the nation's second leading second-crop sire by money earned and leads the category in terms of winners, with 84, twelve more than his closest competitor. 

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