10/11/2010 7:20PM

Cowan plans bloodstock dispersal


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Irving Cowan, who raced homebred champion Hollywood Wildcat with his late wife Marjorie, will disperse his bloodstock.

The dispersal will not include Hollywood Wildcat, whom Cowan will keep.

The Taylor Made Sales Agency will consign Cowan’s other horses, starting with three yearlings at Fasig-Tipton’s October fall yearling sale in Kentucky. The dispersal’s second phase will take place at Keeneland’s upcoming November breeding stock sale, where eight in-foal broodmares will go under the hammer. There will be three additional dispersal phases in 2011, according to Taylor Made.

Among the mares on offer is multiple Grade 1 winner and $1.9 million earner Society Selection, cataloged as Hip No. 43 at the Keeneland November auction. A daughter of Coronado’s Quest and the graded stakes-winning and Grade 1-placed Dixieland Band mare Love That Jazz, Society Selection is the dam of three foals to date and is currently in foal to Medaglia d’Oro. Society Selection won the 2004 Alabama and Test stakes and the 2003 Frizette Stakes as well as the Grade 2 Shuvee in 2005 and the Grade 3 Comely in 2004. She placed in eight other stakes, most notably finishing second in the 2005 Breeders’ Cup Distaff and finishing in the top three in five other Grade 1 events.

Hollywood Wildcat’s yearling Hard Spun filly will go through the ring at Fasig-Tipton’s October sale as Hip No. 458, and her broodmare daughter Danzig Wildcat, in foal to Smart Strike, will sell as Hip No. 131 at Keeneland November.

Hollywood Wildcat won the 1993 Breeders’ Cup Distaff and two other Grade 1 races en route to honors as 1993’s champion 3-year-old filly. Since then, she has produced millionaire War Chant, the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and Danzig Wildcat’s full brother; as well as Group 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Ivan Denisovich; Group 3-placed Shintoh; and stakes winners Ministers Wild Cat and Double Cat.

Hollywood Wildcat, War Chant, and Society Selection all were homebreds for the Cowans.