12/30/2014 11:27AM

Cowtown Cat relocating to Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm in Ohio

Barbara D. Livingston
Cowtown Cat will stand the 2015 season at Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm in Ohio.

Grade 2 winner Cowtown Cat will relocate to Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm in Polk, Ohio, for the 2015 breeding season to stand for a fee to be announced at a later time.

The 10-year-old son of Distorted Humor previously stood in Florida at Journeyman Stud, where he last commanded a fee of $2,500. He is the sire of three crops of racing age, led by Grade 2 winner Calgary Cat, Grade 3-placed Dreaming of Susie, and Bigman in Town, Trinidad and Tobago’s Horse of the Year in 2013.

“With the recent announcement that the Ohio-Bred Fund will almost double next year, topping $5 million, we feel the future of racing in Ohio is very bright,” said Dr. George Sikora of Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm. “To bring a young, proven son by perennial leading sire Distorted Humor to the state indicates our commitment to Ohio racing.”

Bred in Kentucky by Gulf Coast Farms Bloodstock, Cowtown Cat is out of the winning Storm Cat mare Tom’s Cat, who is the dam of two winners from four foals to race. His family also includes Grade 3 winners Crafty But Sweet, Dewan Keys, and Eleven Pleasures.

Cowtown Cat was a $1.5-million purchase by WinStar Farm at the 2006 Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale. He was campaigned by WinStar and Gulf Coast to four wins in 16 career starts for earnings of $562,228, highlighted by wins in the Grade 2 Illinois Derby and Grade 3 Gotham Stakes.