06/12/2014 3:27PM

Bluegrass Cat to shuttle to Uruguay

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Grade 1 winner Bluegrass Cat will stand the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season at Norman Fox’s Haras Lacala in Uruguay.

The superbly-bred 11-year-old son of Storm Cat currently stands at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., for an advertised fee of $7,500. He has sired five crops of racing age, led by Grade 2 winners Kathmanblu and Teeth of the Dog and Grade 3 winners Sabercat, Go Blue or Go Home, and Blue Laser. Bluegrass Cat sits atop the current New York sire list with over $1.9 million in progeny earnings. He also was leading New York general sire in 2013.

“Bluegrass Cat has an exceptional pedigree, and has proven his ability to sire precocious stock, and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing him to Uruguay this season,” Fox said. “His recent notable performers include the very impressive Santa Anita juvenile debut winner Story To Tell along with stakes winner E B Ryder at Gulfstream Park, and we are particularly excited about his ability to sire good juveniles and horses that train on.”

Bluegrass Cat won five of 11 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $1,761,280. His most notable victories include the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes, the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes, and the Grade 3 Nashua Stakes. He also finished second in the 2006 Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, and Travers Stakes.

Bluegrass Cat previously shuttled to Chile for the 2011 and 2012 Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons.