Distorted Humor - Tom's Cat, by Storm Cat
2004 ch. - Entered Stud: 2009 - Fee: $2,500 Stands and Nurses
Cowtown Cat

Cowtown Cat
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  • The Leading Sophomore Sire by Florida-Sired Winners, and co-Leader by Stakes Winners in 2013
  • Top runners include multiple G1 winner BIGMAN IN TOWN, G3-placed Dreaming of Susie, $100,000 SP juvenile One Firm Cat ($132,570).
  • 2013 juveniles averaged nearly 15x the fee, incl. $180,000, $160,000, etc.
  • Sale-topping juvenile ($1.5 million) – Sire of a sale-topping weanling.
  • Stakes performer at four tracks and four distances; victorious from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles.
  • Florida’s only multiple Graded SW 3yo by leading sire DISTORTED HUMOR.

"A gorgeous horse. He's got everything you could ask for or look for in a sire. He's got the looks, the pedigree, the race record and sire power. You can get the pedigree in Ocala, but the race record is the difference."
– Brent Fernung

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"Of all of Distorted Humor's sons, I would have to say Cowtown Cat looks most like his sire. We feel Florida breeders will love a $1.5-million, sale-topping two-year-old who came out early and displayed speed with the ability to carry it a distance of ground."

Doug Cauthen,
president of WinStar Farm

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Derivativecontract won a heated stretch battle to emerge victorious in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight affair for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A colt by Cowtown Cat brought $180,000 at the May 20-21 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale in Timonium, Md...
Friday, April 26, 2013
A $160,000 colt topped hefty sales results for Cowtown Cat at the recently concluded OBS 2-year-olds in training sale...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A filly by Cowtown Cat brought a top bid of $60,000, 15x his 2013 stud fee, during the first day of the March 12-13 OBS Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale...
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Mr. Mostly rolled to a 9 3/4-length maiden win Friday at Hawthorne to give Cowtown Cat his second winner in the past three days...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cowtown Cat, Florida's leading freshman sire of winners, racked up winner number 13 the day after Christmas at Gulfstream Park...
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Forget That Gal battled her way to a head victory in a maiden turf race Friday at Gulfstream Park, giving her sire Cowtown Cat his twelfth winner from his first crop...
Friday, October 19, 2012
Cowtown Cat's winners from his first crop hit 10 on Oct. 17 with Milenario's victory against straight maidens...
Monday, October 15, 2012
One Firm Cat, already stakes-placed, broke his maiden on Santa Anita's downhill turf course to give Cowtown Cat his ninth winner from his first crop...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Cowtown Cat racked up another winner from his first crop on Sept. 26 when Model Citizen rolled to a 6 1/2-length win...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Redskinsandcowboys fittingly broke her maiden on Sunday, handing Cowtown Cat, Florida's leading freshman sire, his seventh winner...
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Tricksareforkids drew away to a three-length maiden win Sept. 21 at Fairplex Park to give her sire Cowtown Cat his sixth winner from his first crop...
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Two-year-old colt Calgary Cat became the fifth winner for Florida's leading freshman sire Cowtown Cat when he cruised to a promising victory in a $67,000 maiden special weight race at Woodbine on August 12th...
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Cowtown Cat, the nation's co-leading freshman sire of winners, notched number four at Calder on Saturday...
Friday, June 29, 2012
Florida's leading freshman sire Cowtown Cat got another winner June 29 at Woodbine when Towncat scored a come-from-behind, one-length victory...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Cowtown Cat, Florida's leading freshman sire, had his second winner on May 18 when Pochitoque broke his maiden...
Friday, May 11, 2012
Journeyman Stud's Cowtown Cat became the first Florida freshman to sire a winner when his two-year-old filly Richie'slilcowgirl scored a debut win in the first race at Arlington Park on May 11...
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Numbers from the 2012 two-year-old sales are in, and Journeyman Stud freshman sires Circular Quay and Cowtown Cat both enjoyed high marks...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A colt from the first crop of Cowtown Cat sold for $155,000 at the OBS Select 2-year-old sale on April 24...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The first two-year-old to sell from the first crop of Cowtown Cat was popular in the sales ring, bringing $100,000 on Day One of the OBS March Select Sale...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The first weanling by Cowtown Cat offered at auction in 2012 brought $30,000, more than 7x his stud fee, during day 3 of the Keeneland January sale...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
After the 3-day yearling sale at OBS on Aug. 23-25, Journeyman Stud's Cowtown Cat had 14 yearlings from his first crop go through the sales ring...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The OBS fall mixed sale marked the first-ever auction to include foals by multiple graded stakes winner Cowtown Cat...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Cowtown Cat, a Grade 2-winning son of Distorted Humor, sired his first foal on Jan. 27 when a chestnut colt was born in Ocala...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Journeyman Stud has revised the stud fees on a number of its stallions for the remainder of the 2009 breeding season, it was announced by the Florida-based farm Friday, March 20th...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Author: Nick Fortuna
Big things have been expected from Cowtown Cat ever since he commanded a sale-topping $1.5 million at Barretts’ sale of 2-year-olds in training in March 2006. Now, Brent Fernung, the owner of Journeyman Stud in Ocala, is hoping the colt can continue to make his presence felt in the sales ring as he begins his stud career...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Brent & Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud has set stud fees for its expanded 11-horse roster for 2009, it was announced Tuesday, Nov 11th...
Monday, November 10, 2008
It was announced Saturday, Nov. 8 that Multiple Graded Stakes winner Cowtown Cat, who topped the 2006 Barretts March Sale at $1.5 Million, has been retired from racing and will stand at Brent & Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Florida...

Race Record:

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 3 1 0 0 $27,963
3 8 3 (2) 0 1(1) $510,500
4 5 0 1 1(1) $23,765
Totals 16 4(2) 1 2(2) $562,228

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Belmont Park (5.5f, by 4 1/2, defeating Summer Doldrums, De Lucia, Sir Gallovic, Sweet Strawberry, Black Jack Blues, Foolish Bid, Intrepid Dreams, Its My Call).

Won at 3

  • Illinois Derby (gr-II, 9f, by 2 1/4, defeating Reporting for Duty, Bold Start, Sacrifice Bunt, Catman Running, Quite Acceptable, Cobalt Blue, Family Talk, Love Dubai).
  • Gotham S (gr-III, 8.5f, by 2 1/2, defeating Wafi City, Summer Doldrums, Sir Whimsey, Mint Slewlep, Longley, Wollaston Bay, How Sweet He Is, Believeinmenow).
  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park (6.5f, by 4 1/4, defeating Frosty Secret, Gold Trippi, Owners Manual, Dream America, I Ain't No Saint, Moneymoneymoney, Pascual, Finallymadeit, Bearstein).

3rd at 3

  • Swale S (gr-II, 6.5f, to Adore the Gold, Forefathers, defeating Reata's Rocket, Gunfight, Storm Trust, First Cavalry).

3rd at 4

  • Timeless Native S (8f, AW, to Coragil Cat, Throng, defeating Like an Eagle, Mr. Soul).

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Cowtown Cat Generational Pedigree

Dosage Profile: DP = 6-3-8-0-1 (18) DI = 2.60 CD = 0.72
ch. 1993
ch. 1985
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
ch. 1976
TOM ROLFE (USA) b. 1962 [CP]
CONTINUE (USA) dkb/br. 1958 *
b. 1987
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
PAS DE NOM (USA) dkb/br. 1968
b. 1978
MR. LEADER (USA) b. 1966
GAY SONNET (USA) dkb/br. 1969
b. 1998
br. 1983
b. 1978
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
ch. 1976
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
b. 1991
ch. 1983
b. 1979
CHIEFTAIN (USA) br. 1961
ELEVEN KEYS (USA) ch. 1960
courtesy of Pedigree Query

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