03/27/2007 12:00AM

Cat's at Home dies at 10


Cat's at Home, Canada's leading freshman sire in 2006, died suddenly on Saturday at Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario, the farm has announced. A Tabasco Cat horse, Cat's at Home was 10 and had been standing this season for a fee of approximately $5,616.

Simon Cassidy, the director of farm operations at Windfields, said that the horse's cause of death was not yet known and that test results were pending.

Campaigned by breeder Edward P. Evans, Cat's at Home won five stakes in his racing career. Three of those were graded, and the best of those was the 2002 Grade 2 Iselin. He retired from the track with a record of 9 wins, 4 seconds, and 3 thirds from 31 starts and earnings of $708,575.

Cat's at Home's first crop included stakes winner Spread the News and stakes-placed River Barrow.